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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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