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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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