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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