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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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