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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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