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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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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