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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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