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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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