Day in history for September 29, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Cheyenne Indians attacked Col. A.W. Babbit's train on the plains while they were encamped near Prairie Creek on Aug. 25. They killed Alexander Nichols and Orren Parrish, rifled wagons and carried off mules and 10 yoke of oxen.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Cheng, the Chinese giant, and Gen. Tom Thumb, were leading attractions at Barnum's Circus which showed here yesterday.

1906 -- 100 years ago
William H. Schillinger has been named to head the YMCA membership drive.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Unfortunate circumstances developing during the past week in Quad-City banking resulted this morning in the closing of the Central Trust and Savings Bank of Rock Island.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Services tomorrow in Immanuel Lutheran Church will mark the 100th anniversary of parish education. The present school is at 1919 5th Ave., Rock Island. A new school is under construction at 24th St. and 32nd Ave.

1981 -- 25 years ago
An experiment to reduce truancy at United Township High School was called a success by school administrators. Principals at the north and south campuses of the high school said that the program, under which officials telephoned parents of absent students at night, not only filled empty seats, but created good relations between parents and administrators.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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