Day in history for December 12, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
W.S. Baker will lecture on the condition and improvement of the means of popular education at the Baptist Church.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Moline residents will be able to attend the opera at the Harper Theater for the C B And Q Railway has made arrangements for a train to leave Moline shortly before show time.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The board of directors of the Central Trust and Savings Bank re-elected H.E. Casteel as president.

1931 -- 75 years ago
More than $400 has been realized from the Christmas seal sale over the week, Dr. Stuart W. Adler announced today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Dr. Phebe Pearsall, Moline, was elected president of the Rock Island County Medical Society last night at a meeting in St. Anthony's Hospital. This is the first time that a woman has held the presidency in the county group of about 122 physicians. Dr. Pearsall was graduated form Minnesota Medical School in 1913 and began her practice in Rock Island County in 1915.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Aljean Denning spent 3 1/2 years on the country-western music circuit. But the 23-year-old Annawan native says she is happier now that she is singing for God. ''A.J.'' as she is known in the Annawan area, will sing at the 10 a.m. service Sunday in the Community United Methodist Church in Annawan.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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