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: 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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