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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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