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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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