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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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