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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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