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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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