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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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