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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