Day in history for May 12, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Adams And Co., formerly proprietors of the Old Boston Market, have opened a new store in the old People's Market.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island County Temperance Alliance is to meet in Moline on May 19.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The steamer ''J.W.'' of the Acme Packet Co. will open the excursion season in Rock Island on May 24. The ''J.S.'' is due here on June 9.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Citizens of Davenport approved the new Mississippi River bridge bond issue yesterday. Davenport voted 2 to 1 for the bridge which is to span the river between Moline and Bettendorf.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Ronald Dupree was awarded first place for his insect collection display at the State Junior Academy of Science competition recently in Springfield, it was announced today by Arthur C. Hanson, Geneseo Senior High School science instructor. Ronald, a student at Geneseo Junior High School, was the only Geneseoan to receive a first place rating.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Mark Pustelnik and John Davis of the East Moline Wrestling Club each won state championships Saturday in the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation tournament at Oak Park. Pustelnik won the 70-pound title and Davis took the 95-pound class, both in the 12-year-old bracket.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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