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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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