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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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