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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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