Day in history for November 19, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Business houses in the city will be closed for Thanksgiving Day tomorrow with a general observance of the day planned.

1881 -- 125 years ago
There was a robbery in a boarding house here yesterday and guests complained of losses of more than $60.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Argus carried a dispatch from Rome today saying that a bomb had been exploded in St. Peter's in an attempt to destroy the pope.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Gov. Louis L. Emmerson today dedicated the new $900,000 cottage plan reformatory for women in Dwight. Miss Helen Hazard will be the first superintendent. She is a former Rock Island resident and graduate of Augustana College.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A spectacular fire swept four huge barns and a silo at Homewood Farm on Coaltown Rd. southeast of Moline late yesterday afternoon, causing damage that may reach $200,000. Dr. W.H. Otis, Moline city physician, the present owner, discovered the fire in the loft of one of the barns.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A nearly 100-year-old eagle feather Indian fan was reported missing from the Hauberg Museum in Black Hawk State Park Tuesday. The theft of the 2-foot-wide, eagle-feathered fan used by Sauk or Mesquakie Indians marks the first time the growing problem of large scale museum theft has hit the Quad-Cities.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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