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: 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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