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: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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