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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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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