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: 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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