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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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