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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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