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 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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