Day in history for December 14, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We are requested by Mr. Lee to give notice that Dr. Boynton will deliver the first lecture before his association early next week.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The pest house committee of Rock Island and Moline will discuss a desirable location for the proposed institution.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The work of remodeling the Crampton building, adjoining the Hotel Harms, is progressing rapidly.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Officials praise of the highest order has come through war department channels to Col. D.M. King, commandant of the Rock Island Arsenal, for his administration of the Arsenal since 1921.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The job of unloading a big 270,900-pound transformer has been completed at Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Co. new substation site on Andalusia Rd., 1 1/2 miles west of Milan. Part of the 161,000-volt interconnecting transmission line project now under construction between Galesburg and the Quad-Cities, the transformer with accessories was shipped recently from the Westinghouse plant at Sharon, Penn.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Between 3,000 and 5,000 skiiers and those just curious attended an open house Sunday at Snowstar, a new ski slope southwest of Andalusia. The Rock Island County sheriff's department said traffic was heavy on Illinois 92 leading to the slope.

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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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