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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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