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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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