Day in history for September 20, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Democratic voters of the several precincts of Rock Island County are requested to meet at the usual place in each precinct for holding such meetings on Saturday, Sept. 27 to choose delegates to attend a county convention at the courthouse in Rock Island on Oct. 4.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Seth Dilley and Miss Flora B. Durling, also J.W. Cockrell and Matilda Hohmann have been licensed to wed.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Delegates to the state liquor dealers convention held in Galesburg have secured the next convention for Rock Island.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Lee H. Kaupke, 1831 22nd St., Rock Island, has been granted a patent this week on a 2-row horse drawn cultivator, the patent office in Washington, D.C., announced today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Providing city approval is given a request for rezoning property between 9th and 11th streets and 36th and 37th avenues, Rock Island, a 20-lane bowling alley will be erected on the tract.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Tom Schreiber is a one-man show over at Alcoa's Davenport Works. A one-man show that could save the plant millions of dollars in years to come. Schreiber's title is energy coordinator. His job is to find ways to cut the plant's energy use and see that the measures are implemented.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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