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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.

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