Day in history for May 10, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Those old brick bats and the broken-down fence on Union Square are a nuisance. We hope the mayor will see about it.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The 19th annual convention of the State Dental Society opened here yesterday.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Officials of the New Shops announced the resumption of the 10-hour day.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. W.H. Marshall, 1337 21st St., Rock Island, was reelected Rock Island Girl Scout commissioner at the annual meeting of the Girl Scout Council yesterday.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A cake-eating prowler was sought early today by Moline police. William Woods, 1035 19th Ave., Moline, said he returned home about 12:30 this morning and as he entered the front door he heard a rear door slam. He said several of the downstairs rooms appeared to have been ransacked and a cake on a kitchen table was partially eaten.

1981 -- 25 years ago
All day kindergarten is kicking up a controversy as it comes into vogue as a money-saving measure for financially troubled Quad-City area school districts. Parents, teachers, psychologists and administrators agree that saving money is important. But they strongly disagree on whether children suffer or benefit by the dollar-saving change.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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