Day in history for October 28, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Dr. Marshall, our candidate for representative, is expected in Rock Island this week.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Last night at 11 o'clock the steamer Jennie Gilchrist, which plies between Rock Island and Port Byron, was wrecked by colliding with the Rock Island bridge. Twelve passengers were rescued but it is certain some lives were lost.

1906 -- 100 years ago
I.M. Ingalls of Washington, D.C., was the guest of his brother J.H. Ingalls.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Armistice Day will be celebrated in Rock Island on Nov. 11 with special ceremonies at 11 a.m., an evening parade in the loop and a program and bonfire on the levee. It will mark the 13th anniversary of the World War's termination.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Dr. E.E. Ryden, editor of the ''Lutheran Companion'' will be the guest speaker at the World Community Day observance Friday in Wesley Methodist Church. The program will begin at 12:30 p.m., and is sponsored by the Moline Council of Church Women.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline students caught using or selling so-called ''look-alike'' drugs are in for strong disciplinary action if the Moline School Board adopts a proposed policy reviewed Tuesday. The proposed policy revision would make possession or use of look-alike drugs punishable by suspension from school.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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