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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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