Day in history for April 30, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Steamer Greek Slave is sunk at Hampton, Ill. She ran against one of the piers, filled and sank.

1881 -- 125 years ago
This morning agent Lamont, of the Diamond Joe Line, had a force of men at work removing the wreck of the warehouse at the foot of 17th Street.

1906 -- 100 years ago
A horse being driven by Oscar Hogberg, 1407 14th Street, became frightened at a Long View car on 18th Avenue near 28th Street last evening, turned sharply about, and threw the driver under the wheels.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Sixteen boys from the Aledo High School and the Illinois Military School, champions in recent boxing tournaments held at the two schools, will box 24 rounds in exhibition bouts at the next meeting of the American Legion Post at Aledo May 13.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Progress threatens another landmark in the Davenport business district, the 81-year-old St. James Hotel at W. River and Main. Plans are being discussed by officials of the 205-209 West Second Street Corp. for razing the hotel as a site for an off-street parking lot.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Area residents Wednesday voiced their concern about the proposed location of the Gateway Drug Rehabilitation Center at the Andover Retreat Center.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."

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