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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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