Day in history for April 12, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Webber has appointed Mr. Charles P. Lyman as assistant postmaster. Mr. Lyman is a very competent and popular man, a good Democrat.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The ice gorge in the Mississippi River gave way this morning and the ice field spread from shore to shore.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Kalb And Dill in ''I.O.U.'' will be the drawing card at the Illinois Theater tomorrow night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Illinois Gov. Louis L. Emmerson this morning vetoed the O'Grady-McDermott prohibition repeal bill and sent a veto message to the general assembly which branded the effort of the Illinois wets to strike all prohibition laws from the state stature books as nullifications.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The mock bombing of the Rock Island-Moline area July 20 to 26 will serve as a revealing test of civilian defense. The 1956 exercise will be based on 125 hypothetical nuclear and guided missiles attacks on 52 target cities in the country.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Teske Seed and Feed Store, 2423 16th St., Moline, is having a farewell party for its lion. Safara, the lion cub who came to Teske's last Christmas, found a permanent home at Wild County, a wildlife preserve outside Washington, D.C.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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