Day in history for September 7, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Johnston advertises his extra family flour for $5 a barrel and Mr. Dilmore, the agent, informs us that they have never manufactured a better article.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Members of the Moline Temple last night transformed the Blue Ribbon Society of Rock Island into a chapter of the United Order of Ancient Templars.

1906 -- 100 years ago
D.E. Matthews, Milan, was named as congressional candidate in this district by the Democratic committee in session at Bushnell. J.P. Sexton of Rock Island presided.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Today's ideal weather for the observance of Labor Day was expected by officials of the Tri-City Federation of Labor to result in an attendance of between 25,000 and 30,000 at the celebration at Credit Island, Davenport, the 42nd program of the federation.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Fire that was caused by an electric unit in a meat display case swept the interior of Jerry's Market, at 1609 17th St., Moline, early today causing extensive damage to the stock.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Workers at International Harvester's Farmall Plant in Rock Island are producing about 65 models daily of a top-secret tractor that represents a $200 million company investment. The tractor is scheduled to be unveiled at a Sept. 14 press conference in Kansas City.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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