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: 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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