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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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