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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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