Day in history for October 29, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Professor Lee's Dancing Academy, which was scheduled to be held this evening at Empire Hall, has been postponed until next Monday evening. Young people will welcome this opportunity for evening amusement during the winter months.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Anthony and Ellis' ''Uncle Tom's Cabin'' is the attraction at Harper's Theater this afternoon and evening.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island High School football team defeated Sterling Saturday by a score of 28 to 0.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Hennepin Canal, closed since washouts of embankment in the vicinity of Wyanet and Tiskilwa, will be opened to traffic again Tuesday.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Earl H. Hall, Silvis, is the author of ''As Time Went By,'' a volume of 58 poems published by Comet Press Books, New York City. Hall, an electrician in the Silvis shops of the Rock Island Lines Railroad, has been termed ''the poet laureate of Silvis.'' He has lived in Silvis for 50 years.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College, opened Sept. 1 after a $500,000 gift from Birger and Lyal Swenson of Rock Island, houses more than 8,000 volumes, extensive personal papers of prominent Swedish immigrants and microfilms of church records and Swedish-American newspapers.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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