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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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