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: 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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