Day in history for November 2, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The coming year is one of great importance to Rock Island and should be given careful attention by voters. Let us elect a mayor who will bring people to our city.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The women of Rock Island will present a flag to the Rodman Rifles next Friday evening. P. O'Mara will receive the gift in behalf of the company.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Directors of Augustana College have refused to accept apologies for the recent disorderly conduct of college students. It may be that some students will be expelled.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Lawrence Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Olson, 1905 9th St., Rock Island, a sophomore at Augustana College, has been elected by his class to edit the college yearbook, the Rockety-I, next year.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Commercial airline passengers set an all-time record for one month during October at the Quad-City Airport. George Kirk, manager at the airport, said today that a total of 11,213 passengers boarded and deplaned during the month on United, Ozark and Braniff flights.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A Moline firefighter washed down diesel fuel at 41st St. and John Deere Road this morning after a semi-trailer truck jack-knifed. No one was injured, but more than 150 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the highway.

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