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 Burlington Northern workers are installing overhead flashing lights to replace the outdated signals.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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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