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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