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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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