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 attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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