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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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