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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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