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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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