Day in history for April 24, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- The first passenger train ever to run over the first and only railroad bridge across the Mississippi River was run from Rock Island Tuesday morning. William H. Whitman, assistant superintendent of the Chicago And Rock Island Railroad, acted as engineer.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- ``God in History'' was the sermon topic of the Rev. Irving A. Searles at the Christian Chapel.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Conductor R.C. Watkins of the Rock Island Lines returned from Panama after a two-month sojourn.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- The Rev. John S. Neal, Decatur, formerly a minister of the Methodist Church who is to be ordained a deacon of the Episcopal Church, will come back to Rock Island May 1 to assume his duties as assistant to the Rev. Rodney F. Cobb, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Spring arrived today in Rock Island's hobo jungle and so did police. Officers rounded up seven Iowans, most of whom had been drinking wine, in an area along Sylvan Slough at the rear of the Rock Island Millwork Co.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- The Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District voted to raise fares May 1 to 50 cents for adults, students and children and to 25 cents for elderly and handicapped passengers.
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