Day in history for April 27, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We are now asked to announce that the crossing of the Mississippi railroad bridge will be suspended for a few days.

1881 -- 125 years ago
This evening the Odd Fellows of Rock Island celebrated the 62nd anniversary of the establishment of the order in their lodge rooms over the First National Bank.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Lawrence Gowling received word that his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gowling, had been injured in the San Francisco earthquake.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Funeral services for George W. Johnson, 73, president of the Moline Furniture Works and dean of the county Republican Central Committee, will be held at 2 Wednesday afternoon in his home, 4129 7th Ave., Moline, and at 2:30 at the First Lutheran Church.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The Rev. Ellis Youngdahl, chaplain of Moline Lutheran Hospital, will give the rite of dedication at the dedication service of the new chapel in the hospital Sunday.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Mary Ann Blean won $500 shooting pool Sunday, that's a lot of quarters. Blean, of Erie, won first prize in the Illinois Coin Machine Operators Association Eight-Ball Tournament at Springfield's Holiday Inn East, proving there is a place at the slate for women.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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