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.

Back: Available days in November 2006



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

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.








(More History)