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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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