Day in history for October 16, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Democrats are requested to attend a mass meeting in the courthouse Saturday evening, Oct. 25, at 7 for the purpose of nominating candidates for mayor, police magistrate and one alderman for each ward.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. I.B.T. Patterson preached on ''Revival Work'' at the First Baptist Church this morning.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The war department has given permission to the Rock Island County Old Settlers Assn. to restore the Col. George Davenport home on the island of Rock Island.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The following county champions in 4-H club projects were selected today at a finish-up conference in Rock Island: Marjorie Rector, Drury; Margaret Carlson, Moline; Marion Anderson, Rural, and Florence Hynd, South Moline.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The Moline Public Library campaign to register 2,500 new members in a year went over the top in September for the monthly goal by issuing 232 cards to adults and children.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Area police and fire department employees are learning the techniques of emergency driving at an Advanced Driving Maneuver course in East Moline. About 250 police and fire employees from Moline, East Moline, Silvis and Coal Valley are participating along with employees of the Illini Hospital ambulance service.

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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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