Day in history for November 4, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Stanley, of the Island City Hotel, returned from the east in excellent health and prepared to renew those attentions to the wants of the people for which that house has become celebrated.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The board of health passed a resolution requesting that the board of education insist upon vaccination as a condition of children attending the public schools.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Twenty priests of the Peoria diocese participated in the ceremony of dedicating the remodeled St. Joseph's Church.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island firemen stood by for an hour yesterday afternoon in the vicinity of 4th Street and 20th Avenue as the bulrushes covering a 15-acre tract were burned.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island High School Barbershop Chorus, believed to be the only high school group of its kind in the nation, will give a demonstration at Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 1. Under the direction of Robert Maurus, the chorus will appear before the 25th annual convention of the Ohio Music Educators Assn.

1981 -- 25 years ago
When and if the space shuttle Columbia finally gets off the ground, it will take a lot of Quad-Cities U.S.A. with it, about 300,000 pounds worth. That's 300,000 pounds of aluminum, produced at Alcoa's Davenport Works in Riverdale.

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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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