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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