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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 ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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