Day in history for September 2, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Sam Myers, late of the Chicago Theatre, informs us that he has fitted up LeClaire Hall in Davenport and will open tomorrow with a talented corps of actors in the play ''Uncle Tom's Cabin.''

1881 -- 125 years ago
Harry Abell of Rock Island received his commission as a second lieutenant in Company D, 14th battalion.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Argus received word that its new $10,000 double deck Duplex press was being shipped here from Battle Creek, Mich.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Paul A. Dahlen, 1534 29 1/2 St., Rock Island, recently elected director of the Rock Island YMCA, has been appointed chairman of the annual membership drive.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Gordon Roth of the Red Dot Potato Chip Co., 1223 5th Ave., Rock Island, told Rock Island police this morning that thieves who took a large quantity of unsaleable cheese popcorn last night should think twice before eating it. Roth warned that eating the substandard popcorn could make the eaters very sick.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline police are launching a new phase in their war against crime and they're counting on the press, businessmen and tipsters to join their ranks. Police Chief Thomas Smaha told the city council about plans under way since last December to start a Crime Stoppers program in Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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