Day in history for September 30, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The second quarterly meeting of the Rock Island County Medical Society will be held at Rock Island on the 8th day of October at 2 o'clock.

1881 -- 125 years ago
G.H. Spencer, agent of the St. Louis And St. Paul Packet Co., was presented with a suit of clothes by Commodore Davison of the company as a token of appreciation.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The library board adopted a resolution thanking Miss Maude Mabie for the gift of a collection of 72 books.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island County Christian Endeavor Society will hold its convention in the Milan Presbyterian Church, Oct. 3.

1956 -- 50 years ago
If the same ratio of mail stops to population holds true today as in 1950, Rock Island's population, which is now being counted in an official census, will be in excess of 57,000. Postmaster John J. McCarthy said postmen make 2,664 more stops to deliver mail in the city today than they did six years ago.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Auditors from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development began to go through Moline Housing Authority books Monday. MHA commissioners believe $250,000 in HUD money, earmarked for repairs at Springbrook Courts and Spring Valley Homes, apparently was used to pay other MHA bills and expenses, a violation of HUD guidelines.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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