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: 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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