Day in history for November 23, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The voters of Rock Island County have decided to adopt township organization.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Tomorrow being Thanksgiving, business houses and county offices will be closed. Prisoners at the county jail will be given turkey dinner.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Mayer Levi entertained about 40 ladies at a six-handed euchre party yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Bear of Chicago was the guest of honor.

1931 -- 75 years ago
About 100 persons attended the coon field trials, sponsored by members of the Rock Island Boat Club, yesterday near Andalusia.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Advance showings of new John Deere movies for the company's employees in the Quad-City area will be held in Wharton Fieldhouse in Moline during the first week of December. The movies, which run about two hours, are those which John Deere dealers throughout the United States and Canada will show to an estimated million and a half persons in farm communities in the coming months.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The familiar phrase of poor economic conditions has prompted a layoff of 1,050 employees at two Quad-City area Caterpillar Tractor Co. plants. About 900 of those affected work at the Davenport plant in Mount Joy, and the other 150 work at the Bettendorf Remanufacturing Plant in Riverdale.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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