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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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