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: 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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