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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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