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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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