Day in history for April 5, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The capital of Illinois has just elected a Democratic mayor and the entire list of Democratic candidates for city office. Know-Nothing abolition Fusonism is awfully beaten. This is a splendid Democratic gain.

1881 -- 125 years ago
''Baldwin's Brilliants'' will present ''A Night with the Spirits'' at the Harper Theater next Friday and Saturday nights.

1906 -- 100 years ago
S.R. Wright was last night installed as noble grand of UCAL Lodge No. 608, Odd Fellows.

1931 -- 75 years ago
City politics will hold the center of the stage in Rock Island this week and next as rival party organizations enter into intensive campaign activity.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The first grade of Andalusia Grade School will be featured at 12:15 Tuesday afternoon on the Mary Louise Marshall Show on WOC-TV. Period dances and songs will be presented by the group.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Downtown Moline may be the best place in the city for a legal office and the firm Bozeman, Neighbour, Patton and Noe is betting on it. The firm is nearing completion of a major remodeling of its offices, which take up the entire third floor and part of the fourth floor of the Fifth Avenue Building.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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