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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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