Day in history for October 21, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A very enthusiastic and well attended democratic German meeting was held at the courthouse on Wednesday evening. It was addressed by Dr. F. Ciolina of Rock Island.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Burglars secured $80 in cash last night from the drug establishment of Hartz And Bahnsen.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Isaac Eshou Yohsnnan, a Persian, who has been a student at Augustana College for three years, was ordained as a minister at the Swedish Lutheran Church, Moline. He will act as a missionary in his native land.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Allen have given their homestead at 16th St. and 11th Ave., opposite the Moline High School, to the people of Moline for use of the Moline School system.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Laying of the cornerstone of Holy Cross Lutheran Church will be at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon at the new church site, 41st St. and 21st Ave., Moline. The Rev. John L. Stuebe, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Taylor Ridge, will speak and the Rev. Eldor W. Haake, pastor of the church, will be in charge of the cornerstone laying ceremony.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A Rock Island man has been appointed to the state Law Enforcement Merit Board by Gov. James Thompson. Harry Orr Jr., owner of Harry Orr Jeweler, will get the position pending Senate confirmation.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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