Day in history for October 9, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A benefit will be given to Mr. Charles of the Empire Minstrels at Farnam House Hall tonight. A social dance will follow the concert.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Roman Monk, a workman at the lower sawmill of Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann, lost a portion of his right hand in an accident at the mill recently.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The 26th annual meeting of the Farmers' National Congress opened this morning at the Illinois Theater with addresses by Gov. Deneen and Mayor George McCaskrin.

1931 -- 75 years ago
W.W. Tucker of Cambridge, Henry County Superintendent of Schools, was elected president of the Blackhawk Division of the Illinois State Teachers Assn. at the 11th annual meeting in the Moline Elks Auditorium today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Original paintings of 36 Saturday Evening Post covers will be on exhibit Friday and Saturday in the Moline YMCA. Six canvases by Dick Sargent, former Moline resident, will be in the showing. Sargent was born in Moline and graduated from Moline High School. His first painting for the magazine appeared in January, 1951.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Army officials are warning that the Government Bridge linking Davenport and the Rock Island Arsenal will wear out within 10 years and that local officials have to decide soon what they are going to do about it.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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