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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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