Day in history for May 22, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The telegraph wires are now in connection with Davenport via the bridge. Mr. Sweet, the superintendent, has been engaged for a week in replacing them, after they had been broken down by the falling of the bridge.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Victory went up the river this morning with a number of barges in tow.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Dr. Henry H. Chase died at his home last night from blood poisoning contracted in caring for a patient.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Yesterday marked the official opening of the final link in Route 84, state highway between Taylor Ridge and the Muscatine bridge, and the completion of a hard road route between Rock Island and the lower end of Rock Island County.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Moline firemen entered a bid with the City Council finance committee for pay raises, which with wages for the proposed addition of eight members, would amount to an estimated $45,000 hike in wage expense next year.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Machinery and memorabilia left over from the glory days of the Rock Island Lines will be auctioned off Saturday in Silvis. John Burnett, vice president of purchasing for the bankrupt railroad, said several auctions held at other Rock properties have been quite successful.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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