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: 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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