Day in history for December 10, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Coal was selling in town Saturday at 40 cents per bushel. The enormous extortion practiced by coal haulers when they find the supply is not equal to the demand is outrageous.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Today is the 47th birthday of Alderman George W. Henry's and a large number of friends have arranged for a party at his residence this evening.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Dr. C.W. Foss of Augustana College has consented to give a series of four lectures at the young men's Sunday meetings at the YMCA during January.

1931 -- 75 years ago
About 500 are expected to attend the annual meeting of the Rock Island County Farm Bureau Saturday in the Moline Elks Club, John R. Spencer, advisor, announced.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island Police Department today received its first Christmas card of the 1956 yule season from a Long Branch, N.J., man who included a thank you note for ''the fine way I was treated'' by police as a ''hobo'' in Rock Island 23 years ago.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Heritage of the Quad-Cities, one of three localized ''Monopoly'' games in stores this fall, features an aerial photo of the metropolitan area surrounded by game squares purchased by local businesses. Two of the games are now available in stores and the third will be available Tuesday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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