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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