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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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