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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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