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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