Day in history for November 10, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Directors for the Rock Island And Peoria Railroad Co. from Rock Island County are N.B. Byford, Holmes Hakes, Charles Buford, Ben Harper, S.S. Guyer, John W. Spencer and James Johnston.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Dr. C. Truesdale was elected president of the Rock Island County Hospital Assn. C.H. Deere was chosen vice president, C. Steward Ells, treasurer and Dr. C.C. Carter, secretary.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Miss Zadie Borell has gone to St. Louis to accept a position in a telephone exchange.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Plans for consolidation of the Rock Island Savings Bank, the Manufacturers Trust And Savings Bank and the Central Trust And Savings Bank were announced today. When completed, the consolidated bank will be known as the Rock Island Bank And Trust Co.

1956 -- 50 years ago
With the West Indies as their goal, two adventurous Minnesotans stopped over last night at the Rock Island Boat Club and were given such a royal reception they hated to embark downstream today.

1981 -- 25 years ago
About 20 wives of Illinois State troopers picketed the Black Hawk College Quad-City Training Center in East Moline as state and district police officials met to review a staff inspection report. The women charged that their husbands are not being rated fairly by the district command.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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