Day in history for May 13, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The river is very high at this point now, probably from 13 to 15 feet above low water mark, and it is still rising.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Barlow, Wilson, Primrose and West's Minstrels will be the attraction at the Harper Theater next Monday night.

1906 -- 100 years ago
At the Illinois conference of the Augustana Synod held at Joliet, A.G. and I.M. Anderson of Rock Island, P. Westerlund of Orion, and P.A. Thurene of Swedona were chosen as lay delegates to the national conference at Denver in June.

1931 -- 75 years ago
L.A. Mahoney, superintendent of Moline schools, returned home from the University Hospital at Iowa City, where he had been taking X-ray treatments for a month. He injured his hip in a fall shortly before Christmas.

1956 -- 50 years ago
An East Moline motorist who tried to start a drag race on 4th Ave., Moline, last night picked on the wrong driver. He happened to be Police Officer Perry Gellerstedt and the motorist was booked for speeding.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island's school board Tuesday rejected a $30,000 bid on the vacant Lincoln School by a 5-2 vote leaving board members hoping a higher price can be found for the 88 year old building at 6th Ave. and 21st St.

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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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