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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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