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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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