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 told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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