Day in history for May 5, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Our old and faithful carrier, Martin Griffin, being about to establish himself in business at Keithsburg, has disposed of his route to Mr. W.R. McCormick, who will see that our friends in this city are regularly supplied in the future.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Deere And Co. fire company of Moline today challenged any hose company in the Tri-Cities to a friendly run at 300 yards, break coupling and attach nozzle, coupling to be broken by hand, the race to come off on May 30.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Brewery Co. officials were in conference today with striking brewers.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Heralded as the newest of inland seaports, open to commerce of the world, Rock Island dedicated its $380,000 Quad-City river and rail terminal at the foot of 5th Avenue today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Selection of Albert Stevens as Moline Municipal Swimming Pool manager and Joseph Vavrus as director of playground activities in Moline for the summer was announced today by the Playground and Recreation Board.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The East Moline City Council gave police the power to arrest children 15 and younger in the city's two ''places of amusement'' if they aren't accompanied by their parents.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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