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: 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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