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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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