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.

Back: Available days in October 2006



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

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.








(More History)