Day in history for September 9, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
On the occasion of the next grand Democratic gathering here we trust we may be favored with pleasant weather, when the ladies can come as well as the men.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rodman Rifles returned from Bloomington where they secured their share of the honors at the encampment.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Frank G. Welton, long time clerk of Henry County, died Saturday night at his home in Cambridge. He had held the same office continuously for 37 years.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Coronation of ''Miss Rock Island,'' who will receive a free trip to Bermuda as the winner of the merchants' popularity contest, will take place on 18th Street, between 2nd and 3rd avenues, during the Mardi Gras next Thursday evening.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Moline police today were still without any clues in the case of the missing $5,000 from Eagle Food Center, 1910 5th Ave., Friday afternoon. Police Sgt. Charlie E. Larson is heading the investigation.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Delegates to the United Nations from about 25 foreign countries will visit the Quad-Cities in October to meet local farmers, students and industry officials. Deere and Co., the Rock Island County Farm Bureau, Moline High School and local families where the delegates will live are hosting the four-day stay.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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