Day in history for October 23, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Approximately 200 voters turned out for a Democratic meeting at Preemption Tuesday night to hear an address by R.M. Marshall of Rock Island.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The high stage of the Mississippi River has resulted in many rats seeking more elevated quarters than warehouses and lumber yards. The rodents are becoming a source of great annoyance in the residential section.

1906 -- 100 years ago
After visiting Miss Miro E. Piatt of the Villa de Chantal, Mrs. B.J. Hoeter has gone to her home in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh, flying home to New Jersey after their arrival at Victoria, B.C., early yesterday by steamer from the Orient, paid the Tri-Cities an unannounced visit, bringing their plane down at the Moline Airport at 1:30.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Short Hills Country Club will become the first golf course in the Quad-City area to feature watered fairways. At a meeting last night it was announced that Short Hills members had approved the long-discussed watering project to improve playing conditions on the course and to make improvements in the clubhouse.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The long-vacant W.T. Grant building in downtown Moline has been sold to former chamber of commerce executive John Verona, now a real estate investor.

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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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