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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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