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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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