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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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