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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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