Day in history for September 8, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
While the German meeting was going on in the court house, rockets were discharged from the top or R. Graham's store, which were answered by the loud mouthed cannon and cheers of the crowd below.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Captain Durham of the steamer General Barnard was home for a short visit.

1906 -- 100 years ago
''Uncle Josh Spruceby'' will be the attraction at the Illinois Theater on Sept. 14.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Three additions to the faculty of Augustana Conservatory of Music will be noted by returning students. The new teachers are Sven Lekberg, head of the piano and theory department, Mrs. Regina Holmen Fryxell, head of the organ department and Ludwig Becker, violin instructor.

1956 -- 50 years ago
In the first public critique of the Moline Foundation, established in 1953 for, among other purposes, benevolent acts, the assests have increased from the original $405,000 to $500,000, which places the local fund 25th among the 100 public trusts operating in the United States.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline Public Library officials have launched a drive to raise the last $200,000 needed to finance construction of a $1.1 million branch at 3130 41st St. The library has $400,000 and pledges of another $500,000 if more money can be raised.

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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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