Day in history for December 21, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A little boy wants us to say that the other day, when he was out sleighing on the river, he lost a musical instrument in an oil cloth case. He feels bad about it and asks that the finder leave it at the Western Saloon here.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Buford Hose Company will give a ball this week.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Frank Fitzpatrick was elected consul of Water Tower Camp No. 3637, Modern Woodmen of America.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Two hundred persons heard Dr. G.A. Andreen, president of Augustana College, present an illustrated lecture of his recent trip to the Holy Land.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Earl H. Beling, Moline engineering consultant, today entered in Circuit Court a civil suit to recover $79,382 from the City of Moline, an amount he claims the municipality owes him in connection with his contractual services for planning improvements in the Moline sewer system.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A group of Augustana students returned recently to their Lutheran roots, the Jenny Lind Chapel in Andover, called the ''mother church'' of the Augustana Lutheran Synod. About 150 students joined members of the Andover Lutheran congregation and other nearby Lutheran churches for a celebration of ''The Joy of Christmas Past and Present.''

Back: Available days in December 2006




Local events heading








  Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




(More History)