Day in history for September 14, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The young men of the city of Rock Island are invited to attend at the First Presbyterian Church tonight at 8 o'clock for the purpose of adopting a constitution for and organizing a Young Men's Christian Assn.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island County Sunday School Assn. convened at Cordova yesterday.

1906 -- 100 years ago
A big Modern Woodmen of America picnic will be held in Long View Park tomorrow.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Three young bandits held up Frank Minor, proprietor of the Shale City General Store, locked the man in a refrigerator and escaped with $43 yesterday morning.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The first educated pigeon in the world may receive its diploma from Edgington School. ''Pigie'' flies two miles back and forth to school almost every day to be with its master, James Mueller, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart H. Mueller, who live on a farm about a mile north of Edgington.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Inspiration to the younger members of the order will be the primary goal of Sister Mary Anthony, named Saturday as mother superior of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, Rock Island. Sister Anthony, 44, a native of Pennsylvania, for two years has been administrator at St. Anthony's Continuing Care Center.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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