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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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