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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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