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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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