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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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