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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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