Day in history for October 2, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island Library Assn. will meet tonight for the annual officer election and candle lighting.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The 40th birthday of Mayor Carse was made the occasion of a surprise party. H.C. Cleaveland, on behalf of those present, presented the mayor a reclining chair.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island will ask that the next convention of the Upper Mississippi Improvement Assn., which convenes next week in Minneapolis, be held here in 1907.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Banking activities returned to normal today throughout the Quad-Cities with the termination of the 3-day run on the Union Savings Bank of Davenport. Many depositors were redepositing their funds today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Larceny of a kiddy car occurred at Star-Lite Park, 4120 22nd Ave., Moline. The stolen ''auto'' is described as a yellow racer with twin exhausts and a black number ''7'' painted on the tail. A $50 reward is offered for information leading to the recovery of the kiddy car.

1981 -- 25 years ago
You may have forgotten, but the City of Rock Island hasn't. A copy of that crumpled up parking ticket in the glove compartment is also on file in the city's computer, and this month 7,200 notices were sent out to Quad-Citians who had left their cars where they shouldn't have.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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