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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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