Day in history for September 24, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Messrs. Riley, Wright and Co. have bought out J.H. Kinney and intend to carry on all branches of the gas fitting business. They have a large stock of fixtures and doubtless will do a good business.

1881 -- 125 years ago
At a meeting in the courthouse last night, arrangements were made to hold memorial exercises for deceased President Garfield. A procession will make its way to the courthouse square where there will be devotional exercises.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Zinc bearing quartz has been found on several farms in Andalusia Township.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Albert F. Hyink, 1211 1/2 38th St., Rock Island, will direct the Business Girls' Club of the YWCA during the fall and winter, according to an announcement made today by Miss Carla Holtermann, Business Girls' secretary.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A new industry, which will prepare a frozen cookie product for national distribution, has begun operation in Rock Island. Dottie's Quickie Cookies are now being made at 529 41st St., formerly the site of Smith's Apple House.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island Optimist Club has cancelled its plans to sponsor the Holiday on Ice performances in December because the venture has become a money-losing one. The Optimist Club has been hosting it for over 30 years.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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