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: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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