Day in history for October 1, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
LeClaire Hall in Davenport was packed Tuesday night for the performance of ''Fazio.'' Miss Kate Dennin as Bianca fully sustained her high reputation as an eminent actress.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. A.B. Allen, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, served as chairman of a citizens meeting held at the courthouse to devise means of helping the sufferers from the recent forest fires in Michigan.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Johnny Wanner, second baseman of the Rock Island Baseball Club, has been drafted by the Portland, Ore., team.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Hysteria and excitement, which created a turbulent day in Quad-Cities banking history yesterday, had disappeared in Rock Island today and was dwindling in Davenport.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Two statues were pushed over and a rosary was stolen from one of them on the southwest corner of the Villa De Chantal, 2000 16th Ave., Rock Island. Some boys were seen on the premises shortly before the vandalism and theft occurred.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Bill and Debi VanLanduit believe they are the first people in the area to adopt a wild burro from Arizona. The Tampico couple recently received an animal under the ''Adopt-a-Burro or Horse'' program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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