Day in history for December 11, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We now have gas of good quality and in great abundance. We presume no opportunity will be given for fault-finding hereafter. The improvements in purifying will soon make gas of the very purest quality.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The office of County Superintendent of Schools for Rock Island is at present vacant. The term of M.M. Sturgeon expired by limitation early this month.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The board of directors of the YMCA plans a canvass for funds to make extensive improvements in the association's building, including the construction of a swimming tank and modern bathrooms.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island and Davenport Aeries of Eagles, engaging in their second annual euchre contest, will complete the first half of the year's competition in Davenport club rooms.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Top award in the bride's division in the eighth annual Pillsbury ''bakeoff'' when to Mrs. Raymond E. Myers of Milan, Ill., for ''easy cheesy buns,'' a no-knead roll flavored with American cheese. She won $3,000 for her recipe.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Oil paintings by 10 local artists will be on display in the Moline Public Library's Rotary Room through Dec. 30. The paintings were done by students in an oil painting class sponsored by the Moline Park Board.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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