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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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