Day in history for November 29, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
There will be a meeting of the Buchanan Club at their headquarters in the Charles Buford block tonight. Every Democrat is asked to attend.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The police report a total of 48 arrests during November.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Manager R.H. Taylor of the Illinois Theater entertained employees at dinner in the Rock Island House today.

1931 -- 75 years ago
About 10,000 persons from the Quad-City and suburban area visited the new Rock Island County Tuberculosis Sanatorium today during its opening.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A Moline police department squad car radio receiver became inoperative yesterday after a jam session with a swarm of bees. Squad one officers returned the radio-equipped automobile to the police department yesterday afternoon and claimed that radio reception was nil. William Kribble, city electronics technician, opened the malfunctioning transmitter and was greeted by a swarm of buzzing bees.

1981 -- 25 years ago
You can't see what will be the future form yet of the $13 million levee going up in Milan, but the bulldozers have made it clear where the first phase of the project will be. Work on the first 3.3 miles of the Milan levee is centered along the Rock River near Interstate 280, Case Creek and Mill Creek.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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