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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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