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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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