Day in history for September 12, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A most daring robbery was committed at the boarding house and saloon of John Ranson on Water St. A large emigrant chest, containing $500 in gold, some silver spoons, a large quantity of English linen and other items was taken from under a bed on which Mr. Ranson, his wife and a child were asleep.

1881 -- 125 years ago
C.H. Pratt, agent of the Emma Abbott Opera Co., is here arranging a date for the company's appearance in Rock Island.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Carrie Nation, noted Kansas saloon smasher and editor of The Hatchet, was here between trains today. She was attired in a quaint costume, wearing a peculiar black bonnet and long black coat.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Full Gospel Tabernacle, a $60,000 new edifice at 7th Ave. and 23rd St., Moline, opened last night, packed to its seating capacity of 1,500.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The Moline Board of Education voted, 6 to 1, to incorporate a swimming pool in the new senior high school now under construction near 41st St. and 23rd Ave.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Geneseo Mayor Willard Miller has proclaimed Oct. 23 as United States Day. The American flag will be displayed from homes and the downtown business district. In conjunction with this year's observance the United States Day poster contest will be held.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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