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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.

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