Day in history for October 26, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A blacksmith's shop in Moline was consumed by fire Thursday night. Firemen found it difficult to save a sash and chair factory and other buildings nearby.

1881 -- 125 years ago
At a meeting of the Rock Island Bible Society today, Nathan M. Brown was appointed to make a canvass of the county.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Members of Ucal Lodge No. 608, Odd Fellows and Eudora Rebecca Lodge No. 181 will hold a reception Nov. 1 in honor of the Rock Island Odd Fellows baseball team which won the trophy cup from the Moline club.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Permission for the removal of radio station WHBF to new quarters in the Harms Hotel, 100 18th St., Rock Island, has been received by the operator of the station from the federal radio commission.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Plans were announced today for a new $175,000 addition to Alleman High School, Rock Island. The addition will include eight classrooms, an attendance office and offices for the deans of girls and boys.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Hoffman School in East Moline was closed today after vandals broke in overnight and smashed windows, coated the hallways with foam from fire extinguishers, overturned desks and left a trail of blood. Principal William Hansen said the school's 310 sixth-grade students were sent home about 9 a.m.

Back: Available days in October 2006



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






(More History)