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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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