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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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