Day in history for November 5, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Many persons born in foreign lands were prevented from voting yesterday because they had not perfected their naturalization on account of there not being a court here until today.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Word reached here that the steamer War Eagle crashed into a span of the Keokuk and Hamilton Bridge last night breaking it into fragments.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Principal H.E. Brown of Rock Island High School was named chairman of the executive committee of the Northwestern Teachers Assn.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Sea Scouting was introduced into Rock Island when four ships were organized at a meeting at Legion Hall. Leaders for each of the ships are Emery C. Moody, Charles Esplin, Howard Custer and Frank VanHorn.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Robert A. Lancaster, 18, of 2107 Davey St., Davenport, was arrested Saturday night by Moline police because, they charged, he made too much noise with a burglar alarm on his car.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The surprise Jennifer Heberling felt after learning a balloon she had released at a Moline church landed at the boyhood home of President Ronald Reagan in Dixon, was nothing compared to the surprise she got today from the White House. Jennifer received a congratulatory letter signed by Reagan and a photograph of him and Mrs. Reagan.

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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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