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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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