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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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