Day in history for November 26, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A meeting was held at the banking house of Fish, Goodale and Lee to form a lecture association and to make arrangements for a course of lectures for the coming winter.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The number of pupils enrolled in the public schools of Rock Island is 1,877.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. C.E. Hoffsten, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, has been called to the pastorship of the English Lutheran Church at Galesburg. He has not decided whether or not he will accept.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Seven Rock Island boys will leave tomorrow for the older boys' conference in Decatur. They are Bernard Bonino, Arno Denecke, Parker Sandmeyer, Kenneth Remington, Laurel Jordan and Elbert Smick. Carl R. Roberts will head the group.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Richard Waxenberg, president of Eagle Food Centers, announced today that effective immediately the firm has acquired the four Geifman Food Markets presently operating in Davenport and Rock Island.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline's animal control officials have received a gift of more than $80,000 from a friend they never knew. The estate of M. Elvira Peterson bequeathed $80,012.96 to the Moline Animal Shelter. Peterson, who lived at 2627 19th St., Moline, died June 10, 1980, at the Ridgecrest Retirement Village, Davenport.

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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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