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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 large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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