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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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