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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