Day in history for May 16, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- The number of substantial buildings in process of construction in Rock Island far exceeds that of any former season.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- There were six prisoners in the county jail today.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Judge Ramsey ordered an injunction to issue against the City of Rock Island, restraining the officers from destroying the property of the Central Union Telephone Co. The company can now proceed with the work of installing telephones.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- The man who trailed Carl ''Cully'' Carlson, bank robber and slayer of two policemen, to the spot where Carlson was captured in Chicago was in Rock Island yesterday furthering an investigation of the Lafayette and Neponset, Ill., bank holdups. He is Leonard Benson of Waukegan, 37-year-old Burns detective.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Central Junior High School and Sacred Heart School will be awarded flags for their outstanding efforts in Cleanup Week, according to John P. Moran, chairman of the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce's fire prevention and clean-up committee.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- About 175 former employees of the Sturtevant Dairy, which closed 11 years go, will gather at the Rock Island Arsenal cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. for their first reunion.
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