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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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