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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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