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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