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: 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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