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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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