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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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