Day in history for September 13, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Last spring our city council passed an order for the improvement of sidewalks, but we do not perceive that much has been done, and the walks are in a most miserable condition.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Word was received today that William Schraeder died suddenly on the raft boat Pauline, 90 miles below this city. His remains will be brought here for burial.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The 60th birthday anniversary of Dr. Nels Forsander was observed by professors and students at Augustana College last night. Professor Jules Mauritzson was toastmaster.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Tryouts for places in the Tri-City Civic Orchestra closed today with more than half of the 75 seats being awarded to Rock Island and Moline musicians.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Charles E. Wittenmeyer, Iowa Republican national committeeman and Mrs. Wittenmeyer, were among nine Iowans present at President Eisenhower's Republican picnic at his Gettysburg farm yesterday.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Illinois Division of Water Resources will present a proposal to replace the state-owned steel dam on the Rock River in Milan at a public meeting 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Holiday Inn, Moline. The Division has proposed to replace the existing dam with a new one about 100 feet downstream.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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