Day in history for April 22, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Monday evening the first locomotive crossed the great railroad bridge over the Mississippi.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The flood was about over today. A gradual falling of the Rock River and its tributaries is taking place and the Mississippi has gone down considerably.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Modern Woodmen of America has appropriated $5,000 for the relief of the San Francisco earthquake.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Argus submitted for consideration a plan to construct a route from the business district in Rock Island east through Rock Island and Moline, touching the edge of the Moline business district and on through to East Moline.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Butterworth Center, the former home of Mr. and Mrs. William Butterworth, 1105 8th St., Moline, will come into existence May 7 under terms of the William Butterworth Memorial Trust made in 1951 by his widow, Katherine Deere Butterworth, who since has died.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Quad-Cities gas prices have tumbled an average of 2 cents per gallon during the last month, and dealers are predicting more of the same. Retailers and oil-company officials predict further price cuts if demand continues to fall and storage capacity dwindles.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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