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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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