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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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