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 estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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