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: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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