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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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