Day in history for April 29, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island High School will be examined as to its progress in the several branches of study on Thursday next, at 2 o'clock, and will give a grand exhibition on Friday evening, at the courthouse.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Athletic Club decided to sell its boats and to retire in part from active participation in rowing events. The destruction of the boat house brought about this action.

1906 -- 100 years ago
About 100 friends of Frank O. Larson surprised him on the occasion of his birthday anniversary.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Citizens Trust And Savings Bank of Davenport is be to consolidated with the American Commercial And Savings Bank and the American Trust Co. The new institution is to be known as the American Savings Bank And Trust Co.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Kay Carlson, 1615 25th St., Moline, a graduate student in education at the University of Illinois, will have the leading role of Ann Whitefield in the University Theater production of ''Man and Superman'' by Bernard Shaw, May 9-12.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Green Rock City Council Tuesday banned hiring relatives for city work. Relatives of an elected official or the official's spouse can't be hired or appointed to a city position.

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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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