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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.

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