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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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