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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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