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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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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