Day in history for December 13, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A foreign letter to Michael Carty has been sent to our care. He can have the letter by calling at our counting room.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Work will commence immediately on the boardwalk that is to be constructed in Courthouse Square.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Men's Club of the Broadway Presbyterian Church met at the church and elected C.E. Sharpe president. Vice president is Hope Thompson.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Harry P. Simpson, retiring president of the Advertisers Club, was honored at a farewell dinner given by the club last night in Davenport. He received a mantel clock in appreciation of his service for two terms in the presidency.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Anybody lose a cow? Henry Bahnsack, Andalusia Rd. farmer, has been feeding a stray for two weeks, and nobody will claim her. Banhsack appealed to the Rock Island County sheriff's office for help this morning. He said he found the animal wandering on Andalusia Rd. Nov. 28.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline police dispatchers generally stick together, and then, there are Debi Stropes and Krista Johnson. They joined the police department a month apart five years ago, they gave birth to baby girls Saturday at Moline Public Hospital and they were assigned to the same room on the maternity ward.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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