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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