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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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