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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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