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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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