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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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