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 rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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