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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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