Day in history for October 1, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
LeClaire Hall in Davenport was packed Tuesday night for the performance of ''Fazio.'' Miss Kate Dennin as Bianca fully sustained her high reputation as an eminent actress.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. A.B. Allen, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, served as chairman of a citizens meeting held at the courthouse to devise means of helping the sufferers from the recent forest fires in Michigan.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Johnny Wanner, second baseman of the Rock Island Baseball Club, has been drafted by the Portland, Ore., team.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Hysteria and excitement, which created a turbulent day in Quad-Cities banking history yesterday, had disappeared in Rock Island today and was dwindling in Davenport.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Two statues were pushed over and a rosary was stolen from one of them on the southwest corner of the Villa De Chantal, 2000 16th Ave., Rock Island. Some boys were seen on the premises shortly before the vandalism and theft occurred.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Bill and Debi VanLanduit believe they are the first people in the area to adopt a wild burro from Arizona. The Tampico couple recently received an animal under the ''Adopt-a-Burro or Horse'' program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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