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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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