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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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