Day in history for May 23, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- Last Monday morning we counted 13 steamboats at our levee, all busy loading or unloading, and not another boat in sight at any other town.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- The Rt. Rev. J.L. Spalding, D.D. bishop of Peoria, will lecture at St. Joseph's Church next Sunday evening.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- The Weekly Argus has changed its publication date from Friday to Thursday, it was announced today.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- The Servus Rubber Co. of Rock Island has increased its output of rubber footwear to 17,000 pairs per day, 5,000 more than at the start of the year.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- A 3-year contract with a starting salary of $8,300 a year was offered last night by the Moline Board of Education to Lamont Hultgren for the position of principal of the high school.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- A dozen pottery fragments, chips from stone tools and a single Indian trade bead, that's all they have to show after a week of walking and digging at Black Hawk State Park. But what a tale those tiny bits and pieces of the past tell. They were unearthed by an Illinois State University team hired by the Illinois Department of Conservation to conduct the first professional archeological survey of the park.
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