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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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