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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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