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: 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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