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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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