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: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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