Day in history for October 30, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- Col. William A. Richardson of Rock Island, speaking in Chicago, expresses the most confident assurance that the Democracy of this state will roll up a sure majority of from 15,000 to 20,000.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- The War Eagle passed up the river last night.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Forty-one homes have been entered by burglars since May 6. A $50 reward is offered for the apprehension and conviction of every burglar.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- An organization of land owners known as the Mississippi Valley Drainage Assn. was formed at Burlington to sponsor legislation for collection of damages on flowage caused by 9-foot channel dams in the Rock Island District of the Mississippi River.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- It's strawberry time again at the home of Mrs. R.B. Ford, 3127 26th St., Rock Island. While cutting down weeds near the garden patch several days ago, Mrs. Ford noticed a number of ripe and near-ripe berries on the plants which are not of the ever-bearing variety.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- An early morning fire today destroyed the Jack and Jill Food Mart and gave about 1,600 Orion school children an unexpected vacation. The five-hour-long battle depleted water stored in two elevated storage tanks, prompting School Superintendent Don Frakes to cancel classes this morning.
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