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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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