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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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