Day in history for October 12, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A map produced by Mudd And Hughes of St. Louis lists Rock Island County as the most densely populated county in this immediate area with a total population of 16,217. Mercer lists 9,660, Warren 12,209 and Henderson 7,128.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Mary Morton came down the river yesterday with one of the biggest cargoes that has passed this point for years. The cargo exceeded 1,400 tons with the prospect of increasing it before arrival in St. Louis.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Smith Specialty Co. will be the attraction at the Illinois Theater tomorrow night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Charles E. Katz, 330 E. 15th St., Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Civic Orchestra at the weekly rehearsal in the Peoples Light Auditorium, Davenport, yesterday afternoon.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Burglars stole $1 in cash and about 50 cents in stamps in burglaries at two Moline churches reported to police this morning. The money and stamps were taken from Moline Gospel Temple, 7th Ave. and 23rd St., but at First Methodist Church, 7th Ave. and 16th St., nothing was missing.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Richard M. Baker, Moline, received an Outstanding Performance Rating from the Rock Island District of the Army Corps of Engineers for his work on channel maintenance during the past year.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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