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: 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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