Day in history for May 4, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The old Boston Market is at last going. Mr. J.H. Farwell has purchased it and intends to repair it and occupy it as a shop for his business. It is located on Eagle St., below this office.

1881 -- 125 years ago
It was announced today that Sell's Circus would visit Rock Island early next month.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Miss Maud Young of Rock Island took second place in the oratorical contest of the Military Tract Assn. held at Galesburg this morning. Her subject: ''Helen Keller.''

1931 -- 75 years ago
An outing for pupils of the Grand View School, Atkinson, ended in tragedy at noon today when the teacher and two of her pupils were killed instantly as they were trapped on the Rock Island Lines bridge across Spring Creek by the eastbound Rocky Mountain Limited.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island took time out for sentiment last night as about two hundred friends of Mel H. Hodge helped him observe completion of 30 years of service as the city's playground and recreation director.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Beverly Pepper, considered one of the five most prominent American artists at work overseas, is working with Deere Foundry employees to create several ductile iron sculptures.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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