Day in history for October 19, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Rogers, LeClaire, Iowa, Mr. Marshall, Rock Island, and Mr. Cline, Rock Island candidate for sheriff, addressed the Democracy of Cordova on Saturday.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The following were named to a committee to apply for a charter for a county hospital: Drs. Truesdale, Plummer and Craig, the Rev. A.B. Allen and Alexander Steel.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Central Presbyterian Church has raised enough money to complete the payment of lots located at 14th Street and 10th Avenue, Rock Island, on which to erect a new church.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Bids for the vast project that will harness the Mississippi River at Rock Island with a roller gate dam and provide Davenport with a combined sea wall and intercepting sewer are to be opened in Rock Island Dec. 18.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Frank D. Torrey, Port Byron ''ham'' radio operator, enjoyed the ''thrill of a lifetime'' today when he talked to a member of Admiral Byrd's expeditionary crew in the Antartic.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Fifty-five prominent Quad-Citians are the subjects of a newly published book profiling local leaders. ''Profiles in Leadership: Dynamic Men and Women of the Quad-Cities'' was unveiled this morning at a press conference in Moline by publisher and editor Brad Baraks of Quest Publishing.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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