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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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