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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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