Day in history for November 14, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A horse and buggy ran against the lamp post in Market Square yesterday, demolishing the post, but doing no other damage.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Pat Rooney drew a good audience to the Harper Theater today.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The 30th annual synod of the Episcopal diocese of Quincy opened here at Trinity Episcopal Church. The Rt. Rev. Edward Fawcett celebrated Holy Communion.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A statement to the general public was issued by the Quad-City Building Trades Council today against the wage cut which the general contractors affiliated with the Quad-City Builders Club will put into effect Monday.

1956 -- 50 years ago
If you were on the moon at 12:08 Sunday morning, you would observe the start of the total phase of an eclipse of the sun, but as you will be on earth you will witness an eclipse of the moon. At the time of totality, between 12:08 and 1:27 a.m. Sunday, the earth will be exactly between the sun and moon.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Traffic volume at State and Main Streets in Geneseo isn't heavy enough, yet, for the Illinois Department of Transportation to install a traffic light. But IDOT traffic engineer J.D. McCoy said traffic at the intersection may become busy enough within the next year or two to make the agency change its mind.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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