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 Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






(More History)