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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