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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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