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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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