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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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