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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