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.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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