Day in history for October 15, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
C.C. Webber has purchased the residence and 40 feet front on Illinois Street of Capt. Cook at something over $150 a foot. This, together with the 20 feet he purchased not long ago, makes him a fine building lot.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Flooding waters of the Mississippi River have become more threatening and the embankment is now being guarded day and night. No trains went out on the Rock Island Lines today.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The body of a man, headless and armless, was discovered on an island about five miles below Andalusia by J.F. Stitts yesterday while he was pulling traps for a party of hunters.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A fine of $10 and costs was levied against H.O. Rhodes, proprietor of a grocery at 218 14th St., Rock Island, by Magistrate John T. Bauer in police court today, on a charge of misbranding and diluting milk.

1956 -- 50 years ago
C. Eugene Pfister, Moline, has been awarded the Gold Medal of the American Rose Society for his untiring devotion to the rose and its culture. The honor came during the annual National Fall Convention in Louisville a week ago.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The East Moline School Board is asking for at least $110,000 for the sale of John Deere School, and at least $43,500 for a section of property just south of it.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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