Day in history for April 20, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
R.S. Crampton has been sending us long articles every week for the past six months advocating a prohibitory liquor law. We suppose Mr. Crampton ought to know that we labored as hard as we know how to defeat the project.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Salsbury's Troubadours will present ''The Brook'' at the Harper Theater Monday evening.

1906 -- 100 years ago
At the Broadway Presbyterian Church $77 was raised for the San Francisco sufferers.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Friends of reelected Mayor Chester Thompson staged an enthusiastic celebration at Democratic headquarters in the new Harper Hotel last night.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Award of a contract for purchase of a custom-built newspaper press with four-color facilities to R. Hoe And Co., Inc., New York, was announced today by The Argus, promising this newspaper the most modern and most fully developed machinery available.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Two Moline wrestlers won championships Saturday at the United States Wrestling Federation Greco-Roman tournament at Hersey High School. Todd Rosenthal, wrestling in the open division at 114 pounds, won his third straight national title. Garvin Smith, 154 pounds, won the junior division for high school students.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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