Day in history for October 22, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Delegates of the National American County Convention met at the courthouse in Rock Island recently and appointed Charles Buford, chairman and E.D. Bowers, secretary.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Robert Lenn, foreman at the Rock Island Mill, fractured his arm yesterday afternoon.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island High School football team defeated the Washington, Iowa, team Saturday afternoon by a score of 58 to 0.

1931 -- 75 years ago
E.H. Sohner, superintendent of the Farmall Plant, said today that beginning Nov. 1 the plant will operate on a four-day weekly schedule instead of three days.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Open house continues at the new $1,500,000 Scott County Courthouse today following an impressive dedication yesterday, which attracted more than 2,000 persons. The only aluminum clad county building in the United States, it was dedicated by Gov. Leo A. Hoegh as a symbol of a strong, sturdy, efficient and honest local government and as a tribute to the keen spirit of progress as displayed by the people of Scott County.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Another 60 employees of International Harvester's Farmall Plant in Rock Island will be laid off. Spokesman Bob Eggleson said 30 will be laid off today and another 30 will be laid off a week from today, Oct. 30.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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