Day in history for November 16, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Illinois has been declared for Buchanan by an 8,000 to 12,000 majority. We previously heard it had gone Republican.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Argus today published the program to be carried out here Nov. 28-29 by the Union Sunday School convention of the county which will be held in the First Methodist and First Baptist Churches.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island High School students have been summoned before the Scott County grand jury investigating the death of a boy in the Rock Island-Davenport football game recently.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Recent advances in farm commodity prices today were pointed to by Cyrus McCormick Jr., Chicago, vice president of the International Harvester Co., as encouraging development in the country's economic situation. The manufacturer was in Rock Island for an inspection of the Farmall Tractor Works.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Pat (Hulsey) Tolle, former Moliner and wife of an Air Force staff sergeant in England, has been assigned a role in a production of ''Oklahoma'' to be staged by the Kettering Operatic Society.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The nursing schools of Moline Public and Lutheran Hospitals held a joint open house at the two facilities Sunday to acquaint high school students with their operations.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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