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: 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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