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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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