Day in history for October 10, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
George E. Biddison, foreman of the Rock Island Fire Co., expresses thanks to the ladies of Moline for the excellent refreshments provided for them at the Moline fire.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Dr. Truesdale of Rock Island will speak on ''Some Comments on the Medical and Surgical Treatment of the late President'' at a meeting of the Illinois and Island District Medical Assn.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Stockholders of the Rock Island Safety Co. elected the following as directors: L.S. McCabe, S.W. Collins, O.C. Cervin, D.J. Larkin, T.J. Medill, Hope Thompson and A.E. Montgomery.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Five molds to be used in the counterfeiting of half dollars were found yesterday afternoon on the Rock Island Lines right-of-way near Geneseo.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The October issue of ''National Guardsman'' features an Argus story on six members of the Rock Island guard unit. The six and their year of entry are Lt. Col. Robert Strupp, 1939; Maj. Don W. Schutte, 1939; Maj. Woodrow W. Acord, 1937; Capt. Kenneth W. Nelson, 1937; Capt. Richard L. Ray, 1940, and C.W.O. Henry W. Larson, 1930.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Burlington Northern Railroad crossing on Main Street in Tampico is being ''modernized.'' Burlington Northern workers are installing overhead flashing lights to replace the outdated signals.

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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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