Day in history for October 17, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The long talked of Republican meeting was held yesterday, starting with a procession at 1 o'clock. Between 800 and 1,000 persons gathered at the courthouse.

1881 -- 125 years ago
A fire at the Warner Flouring Mill resulted in damages estimated at $6,000.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Several members of First Methodist Church assembled at the parsonage last night and gave an informal party in honor of the Rev. and Mrs. R.B. Williams and family.

1931 -- 75 years ago
With impressive services attended by an audience that filled the auditorium, the Rev. Ralph Lemon was ordained by Rock Island Presbytery and installed as pastor at Milan Presbyterian Church last night.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A Moline housewife who is planning a Saturday brunch, this morning left a note for the milkman: ''Friday leave whipping cream, extra milk and butter.'' On checking the milkbox this morning, she discovered all the extras two days early. Irate she checked with the dairy to see if the milkman could read. He can. His name is Friday. Max Friday.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Richard Nelson was surprised Monday evening when a bridge on his property collapsed, plunging the combine he was driving 12 feet into the water below. The accident happened about 4:30 p.m. on the Nelson farm south of Cambridge.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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