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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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