Day in history for November 28, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Hon. Thomas H. Benton delivered his copyrighted address before the Mercantile Library Assn. His topic was the state of the union, its condition and danger.

1881 -- 125 years ago
At a meeting of the Land League, Ald. Cary was appointed as a delegate to a league convention in Chicago.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The new Elite Theater will be opened about the middle of December.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Baseball Club served notice on the Valley League yesterday that it will not be among the starters next season. The club wanted definite action on their proposal to permit the use of players optioned by the major league clubs.

1956 -- 50 years ago
David Junchen, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Junchen of Sherrard, will be interviewed in New York City for a future appearance on the new CBS-TV Wednesday night series, Giant Step, carried locally at 6:30 on WHBF-TV, Rock Island.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A cloud of dust and a rumble of falling bricks marked the recent razing of one of Cordova's oldest homes. The two-story brick home at 3rd St. and 4th Ave., erected in the 1850s, was demolished last week by its owner, John Peterson of Cordova. The structure, once the home of the village's first mayor, Daniel Zimmerman, had been vacant for 3 1/2 years.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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