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 corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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