Day in history for December 23, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Twelve hundred and one dead letters were packed up at the post office in this city on Saturday last to be forwarded to the dead letter office in Washington. They were the accumulation of the last three months.

1881 -- 125 years ago
''Cinderella'' will be presented at Turner Hall tomorrow by the scholars of the German-English school.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Mitchell went to Chicago to attend the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Kinney. Mrs. Kinney and Mrs. Mitchell are sisters.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Mayor Chester Thompson issued a request for the police to put a damper on the practice of boys hitching rides on the outside of street cars.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Moline firemen are adept at almost everything, so when a goat wandered into No. 4 station in Riverside Park, they took the situation in stride. The only problem was food, but Firemen Steve Spurgetis and Harvey Carothers solved that by handfeeding it a biscuit form of dog food.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Tampico will become a TV star Christmas Eve. That's when ABC will show ''A Letter From Tampico,'' a show filmed there last summer for the news show ''20/20.'' The show is scheduled at 9 p.m., and will reach an audience estimated at 20 million, including this hamlet of about 942 persons.

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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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