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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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