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: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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