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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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