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 rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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