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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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