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: 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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