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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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