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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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