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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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