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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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