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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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