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: 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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