Day in history for December 15, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Young Men's Christian Assn. will hold its regular meeting in the lecture room of the Methodist Church.

1881 -- 125 years ago
A man employed at Wagner's Brewery was scalded by falling over a bucket of boiling water. His arm was burned.

1906 -- 100 years ago
C.F. Gaetjer, superintendent of Long View Park, entertained the park commission at his home in Rock Island. Present were William Jackson, F.C. Denkmann, Otto Huber, W.H. Dart, E.B. McKown and City Clerk H.C. Schaeffer.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Taking an early lead, Coe College of Cedar Rapids defeated Augustana 24-20 in the first basketball game of the season for both teams. The leading scorer, Don Caldwell, for Augustana had eight points.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Triplet daughters were born Thursday afternoon to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Morrissey of Erie at Hammond-Henry District Hospital, Geneseo. With the three new arrivals the Morrisseys have 14 children, ranging in age from 18 to 2. They have six boys and eight girls.

1981 -- 25 years ago
International Harvester moved to shore up its credit rating today by mortgaging its two Quad-City factories. Mortgages on the two properties, the Farmall Plant in Rock Island and the IH East Moline Plant, were filed this morning at the Rock Island County Recorder's Office.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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