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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