Day in history for November 18, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The inimitable proprietors of that inimitable hotel, the Farnam House, will give a Thanksgiving Ball tomorrow evening. This affair will be a superb one.

1881 -- 125 years ago
South Rock Island residents held a meeting of protest against the action of the board of health which located the pest house in that section.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Hickory Club, a Tri-City businessmen's organization, will give their annual dinner at Hotel Harms next Monday evening.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Monday and Tuesday five students at John Deere Junior High School were quarantined because of smallpox and today two more cases were reported by Dr. E.A. Edlen, Moline city physician. One case was reported at Garfield School.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Some changes in the grocery business over a span of 40 years are really apparent, expecially to William Bagatelas, owner of People's Market, East Moline, who is preparing to hang up his apron for the last time. He started in the grocery business in Moline in 1916 when canned goods were increasing in popularity.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Gifts to the St. Ambrose College Centennial Countdown program now exceed $3 million. A total of $3,040,411 has been pledged to the $6.8 million program, which is being used to fund a new physical education center.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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