Day in history for December 8, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The board of managers of the Young Men's Christian Association will hold their regular meeting tonight at the First Presbyterian Church.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Twenty-four enlisted men on the island have formed a new branch of the Land League, the members of which are all of Irish nativity.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Members of the Siboney Bay Camp No. 8, United Spanish War Veterans, held their annual meeting for the election of officers. Edward N. Lundberg was named commander.

1931 -- 75 years ago
State's Attorney Ben S. Bell, who has long been regarded as a possible candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress from the 16th district, has decided to be a candidate for reelection to the office of county prosecutor.

1956 -- 50 years ago
After 34 years, Harry W. Pells is going to change business sites. He opened his service station on the corner east of the Rock Island City Hall in 1922. Now he is moving to make way for the completion of a one-block off street parking lot.

1981 -- 25 years ago
When Stan McClellan looked into a box of Golden Grahams Monday morning he noticed a plastic wrapper with a certificate inside. He had just won $10,000. The sudden bonanza sent a wave of excitement through the nine-member McClellan family, of 1420 36th St., Rock Island.

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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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