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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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