Day in history for December 7, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Mississippi River Bridge Co. will run trains of cars between Rock Island and Davenport during the winter months and probably longer.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island merchants will meet during the week to discuss the propriety of establishing electric lights along 2nd Avenue.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Dr. M.A. Hollingsworth has returned from Chicago where he attended the annual meeting of the Illinois Veterinary Society.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Dr. G.A. Andreen of Augustana College will be one of a committee of college presidents representing all sections of the United States who will have an audience with President Herbert Hoover at 10 Thursday morning in the White House.

1956 -- 50 years ago
All students at Edison School, 9th St. and 42nd Ave., Rock Island, were evacuated at 11:05 this morning because of a fire in an addition being constructed to the school. Three Rock Island fire companies and the aerial ladder truck were dispatched to the scene.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Moline post office lobby, previously open 24 hours a day, will be closed at night beginning this week. Al Doyle, superintendent of postal operations at Moline, said the lobby, the last in the Quad-Cities to be open 24 hours, is closing because of vandalism.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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