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 corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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