Day in history for September 23, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We are happy to inform our readers that this office received the highest premium awarded by the Rock Island County Agricultural Society for the best printing.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Next Monday has been set apart to honor the memory of the late President Garfield. Business will be suspended here. No issue of The Argus will be printed.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The price of milk has advanced to 7 cents a quart.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A parade of decorated floats, depicting the events in the growth of the Bishop Hill community during the last 85 years, gave a dash of color to the anniversary reunion.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A fire that started in a trash bin at the rear of the building caused an estimated $10,000 damage to the boiler room and parts room at County Motors, 2217 5th Ave., Moline, shortly after 5 yesterday afternoon. Irving Goldstein, owner of the agency, said his loss was partially covered by insurance.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The sale of The Plantation restaurant at 7th Street and Black Hawk Road in Moline has been approved by a Rock Island County Circuit Court judge. However, some details must be worked out before the nationally known restaurant becomes the property of three men who own the Governor's and J.K. Frisbees restaurants.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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