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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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