Day in history for September 22, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The theater of Davenport continues to attract large and fashionable audiences. Pizzara, or the Death of Rolla, is the leading feature this evening.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The soldiers' monument in courthouse square was decorated today out of respect for the dead President. The figure at the top of the monument was draped in mourning.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The YMCA tendered a reception last night by Harry Franks, new physical director, and his wife.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Contract for $3,000 worth of driveways within the grounds of the new Rock Island County Tuberculosis Sanatorium on 25th Ave., Rock Island, was let yesterday by the state aid road committee of the county board.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Two six-year-old Rock Island children have admitted to setting two fires on successive days in the same mail box at 11th Street and 5th Avenue, Rock Island. The children set the blazes by lighting newspapers from street flares and stuffing them into openings in the combination letter, parcel and relay box.

1981 -- 25 years ago
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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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