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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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