Day in history for April 23, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The steamboat Harry Graff, coming down the river yesterday, ran on the draw pier and bilged so badly that it was with difficulty she was got ashore.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Next Wednesday Charley Campbell's New York company will present ''The Galley Slave'' at Harper's Theater.

1906 -- 100 years ago
F.O. Herzog of Rock Island received word from his mother, Mrs. T.A. Herzog, that she escaped injury in the San Francisco earthquake.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Protest against legislation which would prevent trot line fishing in the Rock River and Sturgeon Bay was registered at Springfield by Thomas A. Journy, president of the Rock Island Rod and Reel Club.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A proposal that the City of Rock Island employ about eight women, to be called ''Parkettes,'' for issuance of notices to overtime parking violators, will be presented to the City Council. Use of women for this purpose would release three policemen in the traffic division for other police duties.

1981 -- 25 years ago
After 20 years without a doctor, Woodhull, population 900, soon will have two. Dr. Fares Aris and Dr. James Klein, both now working in the emergency room at St. Mary's Hospital, Galesburg, plan to set up a family practice.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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