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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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