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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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