Day in history for April 14, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Good progress is being made in planting trees on Union and Franklin squares, but the old rubbish on Union Square, on the side of the old church, doesn't seem to move much.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Back water caused by the ice gorge overflowed and a portion of the city was flooded today. The CB And Q Depot was accessible only by boat or by wading.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The steamer Dubuque of the Diamond Jo line will be taken from the Keokuk Canal Thursday to St. Louis, and will leave there Saturday on the first trip of the season, running as far as Keokuk. Later in the season the steamer will make trips to Rock Island.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island today was host to business leaders of 14 northwestern Illinois counties for the annual 4th District Conference of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The 32nd Annual Rockford and Vicinity Artists' Exhibition includes works by Leonard S. Swanson, 4422 Park View Ct., Rock Island. The exhibit, sponsored by the Rockford Art Assn., is on view through April 27.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The countdown for Moline's $1.1 million branch library is stuck at $550,000, aldermen learned Monday during a finance committee meeting.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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