Day in history for November 12, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Although the official vote is not in yet, it looks as if Rock Island County will go for the union. At the present time a vote of 1,439 is recorded for Bissell, 1,439 for Fremont and 1,114 for Buchanan.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Methodist Episcopal Church literary society met at the home of Capt. T.J. Robinson last night. William Jackson was elected president.

1906 -- 100 years ago
''A Man's Broken Promise'' is the attraction of the Illinois Theater tonight.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Arrangements have been made for the investiture of the Rt. Rev. P.H. Durkin, rector of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, as domestic prelate to His Holiness Pope Pius XI on Nov. 18 at the church.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Marie Ringquist, Moline Public Schools Art Supervisor, was elected president of the Illinois Art Education Assn. at its annual meeting in Danville during the weekend.

1981 -- 25 years ago
About 30 Arsenal Island workers are expected to inaugurate a new bus route offered by the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District beginning Monday. The new service will begin picking up riders in the Heritage and Homewood additions in southeast Moline around 6 a.m., travel downtown via 41st Street, 23rd Avenue and 27th Street, and cross to Arsenal Island via the Moline Arsenal bridge.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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