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 ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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