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 Burlington Northern workers are installing overhead flashing lights to replace the outdated signals.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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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