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 Burlington Northern workers are installing overhead flashing lights to replace the outdated signals.

Back: Available days in October 2006



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






(More History)