Day in history for October 14, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Messrs. Page And West have recently expended large sums of money in fitting up two of the most elegant saloons in the city, one at the Island City Hotel, and one at the Farnam House.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The farm of E.W. Adams on Campbell's Island was flooded. Farmers above and below the city are suffering flood losses.

1906 -- 100 years ago
West's Minstrels will be the attraction at the Illinois Theater on Oct. 20.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Orders for rubber footwear have been received in such large numbers lately that the daily output at the Servus Rubber Company, Rock Island, has been stepped up to 8,000 pairs.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Five-year-old Lynn McDonald started walking when she was one. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. William McDonald, 555 39th Ave., Moline, is one of the ''old pros'' among the children who trudge along with their parents on hikes conducted by the Black Hawk Hiking Club.

1981 -- 25 years ago
When Bernie Murphy, Moline, and Barb Van Vooren, Davenport, discovered that the Isabel Bloom shop located in East Davenport was available for purchasing, they jumped at the opportunity. Both women felt the same way about Bloom's charming sculptures, they wanted to keep the beautiful artwork alive in the community for generations to come.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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