Day in history for October 20, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Old Pioneer Bookstore of H.A. Porter And Brother lists several new works for sale. Included in the shipment is the third volume of Irving's Life of Washington and Burton's narrative of his pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Mecca.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Good duck hunting is being enjoyed in the Meredosia bottoms.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The new Free Methodist Church will be dedicated tomorrow. Bishop W.T. Hogue of Evanston will be in charge of the service.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Children of the Rock Island Public Schools will honor the memory of Thomas A. Edison tomorrow afternoon while funeral services are being held for the inventor at West Orange, N.J.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Ruth Lewis was booked at 12:30 this afternoon on a charge of jaywalking in downtown Moline. A Moline policeman, operating a police traffic safety truck, said he saw Mrs. Lewis start across 5th Ave. between 15th and 16th Sts., and that he warned her over the public address system on the vehicle.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline wrestler Marty Mahieu returned from the Pan-American Games in San Cristobal, Venezuela, as a bronze medalist on the championship United States team. Mahieu, competing in the 149-pound class of the Greco-Roman division, finished third in the overall competition to claim the medal.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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