Day in history for September 26, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The members of the Rock Island Library and Reading Room are scheduled to meet at Liberty Hall tomorrow night at 7 o'clock for election of officers and transaction of other business.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The late President Garfield was buried at Cleveland, Ohio, today. Business was suspended here and solemn memorial exercises held in the courthouse square. P.L. Cable presided and delivered a brief address.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Glen Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Thompson, Milan, sustained a fracture of the right leg as a result of a fall from a Watch Tower car recently.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The first frost of the season is expected tonight.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Paul Harvey, nationally known news commentator, will address the annual fall Rock Island County Teachers Institute in Rock Island on Oct. 11. Also included in the program will be Dr. Andrew Holt, vice president of the University of Tennessee. More than 1,300 active and in-active teachers of Rock Island County will attend.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Dan Lounsberry, financial director of Illini Hospital, has been named Illini's assistant administrator. Lounsberry, 36, came to Illini in May 1979. He worked in hospital administration at Lutheran Hospital in Moline from 1971 to 1977.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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