Day in history for September 3, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The number of deaths in the city of Rock Island for the eight months ending Aug. 31 are as follows: January, 1 adult, 3 children; February, 3 adults, 3 children; March, 4 adults, 5 children; April, 1 adult, 4 children; May, 3 adults, 4 children; June, 2 adults, 3 children; July, 5 adults, 10 children; August, 7 adults, 13 children.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Harper's Theater was packed last night, the occasion being the appearance of Buffalo Bill and his company in ''The Prairie Wolf.''

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mayor Levi has been appointed secretary of the Rock Island Industrial Commission.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Plans and specifications for the roller gate dam at Rock Island, which is to be built at a cost of between $6 million and $7 million, have been completed by the United States War Department.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Ray W. Osterman, president of the Rock Island Bank and Trust Co., is scheduled for questioning in what was described today as a ''routine'' investigation of Gov. William J. Stratton's tenure as state treasurer, 1950 to 1952.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Sohrbeck's, one of the oldest continuously operated drug stores in the nation, will close next month. The store has been in business in Moline since 1847. Retiring owner George Young has owned it since 1941.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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