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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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