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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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