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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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