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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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