Day in history for October 11, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The proposed Rock Island and Alton Railroad from St. Louis to Dubuque will pass through Preemption and just east of the city limits of both Rock Island and Davenport.

1881 -- 125 years ago
A new society paper known as ''Saturday Afternoon People'' was launched today in Davenport. S.S. Parr is editor and publisher.

1906 -- 100 years ago
George L. Weaver of Chicago, who succeeds Philip Briscoe as steward of the Rock Island Club, begins his duties Monday.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The ''Rockety-I of Retrospect,'' yearbook published by the junior class at Augustana College last year, has been awarded a ''first class honor rating-excellent'' in a contest conducted by the National Scholastic Press Assn.

1956 -- 50 years ago
No mad dashes to the hospital for Mrs. John King of Silvis. Mrs. King went to the office of Dr. Edmund Kean, East Moline, Tuesday to have a final checkup before going to the hospital to have her baby. The trip to the hospital was not necessary. The baby, a boy, was conveniently born in the doctor's office.

1981 -- 25 years ago
An old South State Street bridge spanning the Geneseo Creek collapsed after an auto struck it at 4:40 a.m. Saturday. The southbound car struck the bridge's superstructure on the east side, causing the bridge to cave in.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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