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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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