Day in history for October 6, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A.J. Edwards has sold his large stable on Jefferson Street near the Island City Hotel to William H. Middleham.

1881 -- 125 years ago
High water in Milan obliged several mills to shut down.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Board of Control of the Rock Island Industrial Commission organized yesterday afternoon and elected F.C. Denkmann, president; Charles McHugh, vice president; Mayer Levi, secretary; and T.J. Medill, treasurer.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island County need have no fear of ''T.B. Wars,'' before 1935, at least. The agricultural department announced today that the county has been declared a part of the ''modified accredited area,'' where bovine tuberculosis has been virtually eradicated.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Moline's new off-street parking lot at the northeast corner of 7th Avenue and 17th Street will be ready for use on Wednesday. The contractor applied the prime coat to the crushed rock surface yesterday and will follow up on Monday with the finish black-top coating.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Metropolitan Airport Authority today approved Flight Transportation Corp.'s proposal to build a fixed-base operation at the Quad-City Airport. The business would be a full-service, fixed-base operation, competing with the existing operator, Elliott's Flying Service.

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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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