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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