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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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