Day in history for December 29, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday afternoon a runaway horse dashed through the new bank windows of N.B. Buford And Co. and landed himself on a work bench.

1881 -- 125 years ago
E.H. Guyer was elected commander of the American Legion of Honor today.

1906 -- 100 years ago
H.G. Plummer was the host to 20 young people at a progressive tea at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Plummer.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Disposition was made of the tax injunction suit sponsored by the Rock Island County Farm Bureau in the circuit court of Judge Leonard E. Telleen. County Clerk Clarence N. Isaacson filed an answer to the junction bill.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Evading payment of parking meter violation tickets proved rather costly yesterday afternoon for an 18-year-old Moline man. He was fined $5, plus $6.40 court costs, and in addition had to pay $14 for 14 overdue tickets. Police found his car in the downtown district, and they said he had placed one of the old tickets under his windshield wiper.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A dozen peace activists were forced to leave Arsenal Island Monday after they held a prayer vigil during which they poured vials of blood on the new-fallen snow in the shape of a cross. The group left without incident after being requested to do so by Arsenal security police.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.

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