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: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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