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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