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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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