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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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