Day in history for October 25, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- A violent rain storm accompanied by unusually high winds yesterday blew down chimneys, light structures, signs and several flags.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- B.T. Cable arrived from the east this week.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Former Senator W.E. Mason addressed an audience at the Illinois Theater several days ago, filling the place of Senator Cummins of Iowa. C.J. Searle presided.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- With a bumper crop of 31,000 bushels of apples to handle, G. Leslie Smith, proprietor of Smith's Apple House, 529 41st St., Rock Island, is spending $5,000 this fall for a building addition and the installation of new machinery.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- If news coverage runs up to par, Adlai Stevenson's overnight stop in Rock Island will net about 80,000 words. That has been about the amount of copy turned out by the hoard of newsmen accompanying the top Democratic candidate. Ten additional telewriters have been installed by Western Union in the Fort Armstrong Hotel.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Inlander-Steindler Paper Co. has expanded its Quad-Cities operation with a move to River Valley Industrial Park, Milan. The Midwestern wholesale company, headquartered in Elk Grove Village, opened a branch in Rock Island in 1962 with the purchase of Shocker Paper Co.
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