Day in history for May 1, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Our readers will remember that tonight is the time set apart for the Juvenile Festival at the Baptist Church. Go and be delighted.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Lawrence Barrett will be seen at the Harper Theater next Wednesday night in ''Julius Caesar.''

1906 -- 100 years ago
Funds for the improvement of Long View Park were within $2,000 of the desired amount today.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A search of more than a month by Rock Island and State Highway Police ended last night as Carl ''Cully'' Carlson, 30, alias Frank Jordan and Frank Johnson, Rock Island ex-convict, was captured after killing a Chicago policeman and wounding two others in Chicago's Loop as he resisted arrest on a robbery charge.

1956 -- 50 years ago
It is believed by WHBF officials that the new WHBF-TV tower, south of Orion, will be the highest physical structure in Illinois, a distinction now held by Chicago's new 914-foot Prudential building and WGN-TV antenna.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Brian and Brady Fitzgerald, Davenport, will receive the Red Cross National Health and Service Award. Although Brian, 16, can hear, his brother, 15-year-old Brady, is deaf. But they both know sign language and use it to teach first aid to children.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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