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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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