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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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