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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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