Day in history for September 6, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The masonry for the three Peoria Railroad bridges across Rock River was completed about noon Thursday. The contractors, Messrs. Aaulpaw and Barnard, commenced the work in April.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The advance brigade for the Barnum London allied show arrived here today. The performance will take place here on Sept. 28.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Playing with matches resulted in the death of Ida Chrin, aged 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Z. Chrin.

1931 -- 75 years ago
About 200 delegates arrived in Orion yesterday for the opening session of the Rock Island District Luther League Convention which will continue through today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Maj. Gen. John L. Homer, Chicago, executive director of the Illinois Civil Defense Agency, will be the featured speaker at a joint meeting of the Rock Island Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs next Tuesday in the Fort Armstrong Hotel.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Robert Sonneville, general manager of the Playcrafters Barn Theater in Moline, thought he had found a way to stop vandals from stealing the letters from signs near the theater entrance at 50th St. and 35th Ave. He took a 36-by-32-inch chunk of 2-inch thick redwood and carved the theater's name into the wood. But that didn't stop the vandals. They took the whole sign.

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