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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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