Day in history for November 13, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A meeting of the fire company, Western No. 1, will be held tonight in the Buchanan Club rooms in the Charles Buford block.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. J.C. Halliday of the Broadway Presbyterian Church preached this morning on ''The Sabbath and Its Proper Observance.''

1906 -- 100 years ago
It was decided today to change the name of the Rock Island Retail Merchants Assn. to the Rock Island Businessmen's Assn.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Section crews of the Rock Island Lines today are installing a steel rail crossing at 16th St. in Moline to provide for the increased traffic which will result from the opening of the new bridge to the Arsenal Island.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Allen R. Boudinot, Moline, who has been prominent in engineering work in the Quad-City area for more than half a century, will be conferred a life membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers this month. The honor will be presented by the Tri-City Section of the society at its annual meeting Nov. 20.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Despite higher fees and a generally poor economy, a record number of golfers used Rock Island's Highland Springs Golf Course this year. Parks director Jack Fogel told the Park and Recreation Commission this week that about 40,016 golfers played at Highland Springs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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