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.

Back: Available days in September 2006



Local events heading








  Today is Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year.

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.






(More History)