Day in history for November 15, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The lecture before the Young Men's Catholic Literary Society on Tuesday evening by the Rev. J.P. Donelan on ''St. Peters at Rome'' was a brilliant affair.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Dr. W.A. Paul will read a thesis on the treatment of burns and gunshot wounds at a meeting of the Homeopathic Assn. tomorrow.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Bill Sweeney, former Rock Island shortstop, will play with the Chicago Nationals next year.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Rt. Rev. John D. McKim, bishop of North Tokyo, Japan, and presiding bishop of the Japanese Holy Catholic Church, praised the Japanese Christians for their steadfast loyalty in the face of persecution in a sermon at Trinity Church today. A large congregation greeted the bishop who was a resident of Rock Island 50 years ago.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Two brothers, who have not seen one another for 52 years today were reunited in Moline. Donald Fraser, 68-year-old retired British railway signal inspector from Inverhess, Scotland, is visiting his brother, Alexander Fraser, 72, of 947 25th St.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Marjorie Crouch of Milan has given 50 years of volunteer service to the American Red Cross. Crouch was one of 197 volunteers honored recently for volunteer service by the Quad-Cities Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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