Day in history for September 4, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We understand that in consequence of the civil war begun in Kansas for the abolition of slavery and price of all products of the southern states has greatly advanced and is increasing constantly. Sugar, molasses, rice, tobacco and cotton will soon double in price.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Timothy Dolly is a grandfather as a son and heir was born to Mrs. P.H. Riley, his daughter.

1906 -- 100 years ago
W.C. Maucker has been chosen chairman of the Democratic County Central Committee and George W. Henry elected secretary. John Schafer, Port Byron, has been nominated for county treasurer and Frank A. Gustafson, Moline, for county clerk.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Miss Idylle Brown, daughter of Mrs. Bessie Brown of Aledo, was chosen ''Miss Mercer County'' at the fair in Aledo this afternoon.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Four miles of hiking and horseback riding trails have been completed in Sunset Park, Rock Island, in preparation for the Sunset-O-Rama scheduled at the park Sept. 16.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The YWCA cafeteria, 1702 6th Ave., Moline, has closed because of a lack of business. The cafeteria, which opened March 16 under new ownership after having been closed for a year, could not draw enough customers to stay open. The cafeteria was managed by Joe Mullins.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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