Day in history for August 16, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A talented lady, Mrs. Macready, proposes to give a course in poetic and dramatic readings to our citizens in a few days.

1881 -- 125 years ago
At the meeting of Rock Island Encampment of Odd Fellows last night, J.C. Smith, grand scribe of Illinois, and other notables were present.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Miss Hannah Danielson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Danielson, was married to Charles A. Carlson of Warner, Ill., at the parsonage of the Swedish Lutheran Church, Moline.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Five thousand employees of the Silvis shops of the Rock Island Lines and their families attended one of the most successful and enjoyable picnics ever sponsored by the Rock Island Mechanical and Power Plant Employees Assn. at Weed Park, Muscatine, this afternoon.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A former resident of Rock Island is now a top-notch skater in the chorus line of L.N. Fleckles' ''Ice Varieties of 1956,'' currently appearing nightly at the Mississippi Valley Fair And Exposition. She is talented Carol Strandt. She was graduated from Rock Island High School in 1953.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The metal the family welds together, stays together, say Shane and Lorry Sullivan of Green Rock. The couple recently became the first husband-and-wife team to complete a summer welding program at Black Hawk College East in Kewanee.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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