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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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