Day in history for April 25, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Farwell, silver plater, whose place of business is on Eagle Street, is making an elegant article in silver-plated name plates for front doors.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The bridge committee of the City Council decided today to rebuild the Milan Road bridge.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Tri-City newspapermen yesterday inspected the new Arsenal Golf Club building as guests of Col. S.E. Blunt.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Mayor Chester Thompson of Rock Island and Mayor-elect John F. Huey of Moline expressed their general approval today of The Argus' proposal for a new arterial highway to Moline and East Moline from Rock Island.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A parking lot for 140 cars on 5th Ave., east of 18th St., Rock Island, was as improbable as a trip to the moon when John Volk built five substantial residences for his children around the turn of the century. Now, the parking lot is only as far away as the legal niceties of a condemnation suit in Rock Island County Circuit Court.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Larry Carlson And Associates Inc., Moline, has submitted the apparent low bid of $1.79 million to the Rock Island District, Army Corps of Engineers, for modifications to the Clock Tower Building on Arsenal Island.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
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1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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