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: 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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