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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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