Day in history for April 16, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Notwithstanding the heavy expense incurred in furnishing Rock Island with the largest daily paper, we have not increased the price, but shall continue to furnish it at the old rates. This fact, we trust, will induce our friends to renew their efforts to increase its circulation.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Burglars secured $175 at the office of the Mercer County Railroad at Reynolds.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Walter Fowler was called to Hensall, Ont., by the death of an uncle.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Recognition of the Spanish republic by the United States will follow whenever recognition is extended by the other European countries.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Fifty pennies was the net gain for thieves who gained entry to one East Moline service station and failed in a similar attempt at another early yesterday. The small amount of cash was taken from a register at Ben and Roy's Station, 1615 18th Ave. The unsuccessful attempt was made at Ed Reig's Station, 2306 3rd Ave.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Anne Wallace, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wallace, 4230 5th Ave., Moline, is one of 20 students from Stephens College attending the Model United Nations this week at the United Nations building in New York, N.Y.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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