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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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