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: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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