Day in history for October 24, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Frank H. Smith, proprietor of the City Hotel, has made a number of changes in the appearance of his premises. In a three-story brick addition will be an eating saloon.

1881 -- 125 years ago
General Hoffman left for St. Louis to attend a waterways convention.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The student body of Augustana College rebelled this morning and refused to attend classes as a result of action taken by the board of directors, who held that they had no authority to modify the decision of the synod regarding the playing of intercollegiate athletic contests and basketball.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The four Vroman brothers, Henry, Edward, Albert and Harry, all of Edgington Township, will pick corn in the annual husking contest of the Rock Island County Farm Bureau next Saturday at the P.L. Metzler farm in Rural Township.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A three-acre grass fire in Babcock Addition was the seventh fire in two weeks in the rural area surrounding Silvis. The fire started at 11:50 a.m. in the 10th Ave. section of Babcock when a housewife started to burn papers in an open incinerator.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The National Safety Council of the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded first place to Hammond-Henry District Hospital, Geneseo, in the 1980 Hospital Safety contest.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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