Day in history for August 9, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. J. Keefer has shown us a specimen of his painting. Mr. Keefer is a fine artist and one of the best sign and ornamental painters in this region.

1881 -- 125 years ago
President Garfield has submitted to another operation. A relapse is feared.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Socialist Convention named candidates as follows: County judge, G.A. Gustaftson, Moline; county treasurer, E. Fechner, Moline; county clerk, L.E. Seever, Rock Island; sheriff, Charles Block, Rock Island; county superintendent of schools, J.N. Hardy, Moline.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The annual reunion of the Sixth Illinois Infantry of the Spanish-American War and Women's Auxilliary will be held Monday and Tuesday in Moline.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Mary Louise Marshall, one of the best known radio and television personalities in this area, is retiring tomorrow from her regular schedule of director of women's activities at station WOC. She has been associated with Station WOC since 1936.

1981 -- 25 years ago
What has two wheels and costs $1,500? Would you believe a bicycle built for a racer? Moline's Todd Windeknecht has such a bike and will be racing it today in an attempt to qualify for the United States national team in action in the Catskill Mountains of New York.

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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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