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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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