Day in history for May 19, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. T. Doran, an artist of some celebrity, is now receiving subscriptions for the publication of a map of Rock Island.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Two confidence men who have been stopping at the City Hotel and who ran up quite a bill presented a draft on the National Bank of Clinton. The hotel proprietor, Mr. Gigenheimer, sent his bartender to Clinton with them to have the draft cashed. On the road the two men turned upon the bartender and robbed him.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The house on L.S. McCabe's farm near Andalusia was struck by lightning Thursday night and totally destroyed.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Members of the alumni association of St. Joseph's Parochial School were today reported as negotiating for the services of Robert Burgitt, popular Rock Island High School basketball coach.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Plans to erect a $2,000,000 shopping center on 118 acres on the southwest corner of the intersection of Black Hawk Rd. and Highway 150 at the southern edge of Moline have been announced by Stewart R. Winstein, Rock Island attorney.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The East Moline city council Monday killed a request to rezone five acres along 5th Street north of 45th Avenue to permit construction of 46 condominiums and townhouses.

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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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