Day in history for December 4, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Crary has just informed us that the cars will run between Rock Island and Davenport every hour for the accommodation of the public now that ferry boats are prevented by ice from making regular trips.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. S.S. Cryer, new pastor at Central Presbyterian Church, preached on ''All Things Are Yours.''

1906 -- 100 years ago
Head Consul A.R. Talbot of Modern Woodmen of America is being prominently mentioned in the press as a possible Republican candidate for the vice presidency in two years.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Miss Randi Lerohl, a 60-year-old woman from Superior, Wis., a native of Norway, rowed a 20-foot flat boat into the Sylvan Boat Livery at the foot of 18th St., Moline. She has been on the water since Nov. 4 and is a non-swimmer.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Hall, 2505 13th St., Moline, age 89 and 84, took their first plane ride this morning as they left for Tampa, Fla. For the last 20 years, the couple made the trip by train.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Newton N. Sacks, director of safety and environment for Deere And Co., was recently elected Eminent Engineer in Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society. Sacks of Rock Island was chosen for the honorary membership by the group's University of Iowa chapter.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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