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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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