Day in history for April 15, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Why doesn't somebody build dwelling houses to accommodate our increasing population? We know of several who have gone to Davenport and other places to locate who should have remained in Rock Island could they have found houses to live in.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Josephine was the first boat of the season to dock here, the arrival being made this morning.

1906 -- 100 years ago
John Bufford Post, Grand Army of the Republic, was today advocating the election of Comrade E.H. Buck for department commander.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Plans for a $1,750,000 toll bridge over the Mississippi River between Moline and Bettendorf received the endorsement of the Davenport City Council.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Stay off Highway 67 on Saturday between 4 and 8 p.m. if you want to play odds in your favor and avoid an accident, the Iowa Highway Patrol advised today. A study of 104 accidents in Scott County between Jan. 1 and April 1 revealed the highway, the day and time included in the greatest number of crashes.

1981 -- 25 years ago
About 80 windows were broken Tuesday night at United Township High School South Campus in what a school official called the worst incident of vandalism there in at least four years.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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