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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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