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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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