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.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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