Day in history for October 8, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
One of the area's largest fires on record broke out a few minutes after 6 Monday evening at the pail and tub factory of Dimock And Gould at the head of Rock Island, near Moline.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. J.S. McCord has been returned to the charge of the First Methodist Church. Members of the congregation last night presented him a silver water set.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Catherine McArdle, last surviving sister of the late Dean Thomas Macklin, died yesterday at the home of Mrs. Mary Crummie at Preemption.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Eight hundred Rock Island County teachers heard Dr. Thomas J. Kirby, professor of education and director of the university high school at the University of Iowa, discuss the future of education at the County Teacher's Institute in the Rock Island High School Auditorium.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Quick action on the part of several members of Memorial Christian Church, 15th St. and 3rd Ave., Rock Island, possibly saved the church from a major fire loss last night.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Lutheran Hospital officials have launched a feasibility study concerning what they term a ''major medical center'' to serve the Quad-Cities from Moline. Existence of the study apparently spawned rumors circulating that Lutheran might attempt to purchase Moline Public.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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