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: 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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