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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