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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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