Day in history for November 1, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. McMaster, well-known artist who recently painted a fine picture of Mr. Buchanan at Wheatland, will be present and exhibit the picture in the Democratic Club Rooms.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Every effort is being made to find the bodies of those who lost their lives in the wreck of the steamer Jennie Gilchrist earlier this week.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Sigfred Laurin presented a piano recital at Augustana College last night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Surveys preliminary to the paving of the Black Hawk Road link of the state belt line highway are to begin next week. The proposed section will extend from the Deere Farm near 16th St., Moline, along the bottom half of the bluff overlooking Rock River, past the Black Hawk State Park, to connect with Route 2 at 9th St. and 46th Ave.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The prayers two strange women said for her didn't do a bit of good, Mrs. R.A. Fuller, 447 41st St., Moline, told Moline police last night. She said the two women came into her home and prayed for her. When they left $122 in cash was missing.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Someone pried open a door, cut the door safety chain and took a color television valued at $500 from the home of C.A. Georlett, 2434 12th St., Moline, early Saturday morning while the family slept upstairs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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