Day in history for September 21, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
John Stark has made arrangements to keep a pleasure garden for the accommodation of the citizens of Rock Island during the summer in the lower part of the city near Camden Road.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The people of Rock Island sorrowed greatly yesterday when the news came over the wire that President Garfield had expired on the night of Sept. 19. The tolling of bells here and in Davenport at 9 o'clock proclaimed the sad tidings.

1906 -- 100 years ago
While calling on the Rev. J.F. Lockney yesterday to arrange for the burial of his wife, Jacob Betzel became ill and died this morning.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Organization of Black Hawk Vicinity Council, No. 7, United Spanish War Veterans was prefected at Galesburg when 300 representatives from local camps elected George H. Clapper, Rock Island, president and W.H. Wilcox, Rock Island, secretary-treasurer.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A fall housecleaning is slated for part of the interior of District Engineer headquarters at the Clock Tower Building. Bids were invited for the painting of the basement and washing of first floor.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The East Moline Municipal Pool in the United Township High School South Campus sprung a leak sometime last night and partially flooded the school's basement.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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