Day in history for September 28, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Business in our city during the past week has been active, the streets being filled with wagons, grain and other products. Building is progressing in rapidity. Rock Island has a bright future ahead.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Judge Adams has issued naturalization papers to James Graham, a native born Englishman.

1906 -- 100 years ago
A party of young people surprised Miss Jessie Moore at her home last night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Earl H. Hanson, principal of the Rock Island High School, has been chosen as the speaker for the YWCA Business Girls' initial fellowship supper, Oct. 6.

1956 -- 50 years ago
AllemaNews, Alleman High publication, has been awarded top honors by the National Scholastic Press and Catholic School Press Assn. for the 1955-56 school year. AllemaNews is a commercially printed school paper which comes out eight times during the school year.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A deer that jumped a fence at the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline and led police and security guards on an hours-long chase Sunday night vanished this morning as abruptly as it came. Richard Raische, East Moline animal control officer, said he and officers from Rock Island County could not find the deer at the Harvester Works this morning.

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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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