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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