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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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