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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