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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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