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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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