Day in history for September 25, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Rev. Dr. Bettelheim, a resident missionary in Japan for nine years and acting interpreter at Loo Choo to the United States expedition there in the years 1852 and 1854, will give his experience and observations of Japan tonight at 7 o'clock in the First Presbyterian Church.

1881 -- 125 years ago
At Broadway Presbyterian Church this morning the Rev. J.C. Holiday preached on ''Some Thoughts by a Sorrowing Nation.''

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Peter Vetter farm three miles east of Milan, was sold to Paul Jahn for $100 per acre. Traces of petroleum have been in evidence on this farm for years.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Heavy withdrawals caused the closing of the Manufacturers State Bank in East Moline this morning, the step being taken for the protection of depositors.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Al Barber of Rock Island and Homer Kincaid of Carbon Cliff, both well known in national motorboat racing circles, won trophies Sunday in the American Powerboat Association National Championship at Long Beach, Calif.

1981 -- 25 years ago
After seven years of planning, work on the joint Davenport-Rock Island bus garage will finally begin early next year in Rock Island. It will be located on the north side of Rock Island's 5th Avenue between 29th and 31st Streets.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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