Day in history for April 19, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We rejoice to learn that the forthcoming May festival is rapidly progressing and that the children, under the charge of Mr. N.H. Bennett, have most astonishingly improved.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Milan was partly submerged and the stage of water in Rock River was two feet higher than has ever before been the case. The Milan paper mill was completely surrounded by water.

1906 -- 100 years ago
A dispatch to The Argus today said that fires were still raging in San Francisco following the great earthquake.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The tumult and shouting will cease after tonight in Rock Island's city election campaign and tomorrow the voters will go to the polls to select a mayor, a city clerk, a city treasurer, a police magistrate, and seven aldermen. Voting places will be open from 7 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Some 60 delegates are expected to attend the joint spring meeting of the Illinois News Broadcasters Assn. and the Iowa Radio and Television News Assn. tomorrow and Saturday in the Fort Armstrong Hotel, Rock Island.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline fire officials are investigating the possibility of arson in a string of four fires within a 14-block area early Saturday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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