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 estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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