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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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