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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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