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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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