Day in history for May 6, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- We are glad to learn that Gen. Tuxbury has decided to remain a permanent resident of this city and has taken a house and commenced housekeeping.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- A genuine case of sunstroke took place in Moline. James Parkins was the name of the victim. At latest accounts the man is greatly improved.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- The employees of the Moline Furniture Works have sent in a contribution of $46.50 to the local San Francisco relief fund.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- A prowler who visited the premises of three Rock Island homes in the same block obtained four live chickens, a pound of butter and a dozen eggs.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- A move was underway to attempt to bring Vice President Richard Nixon to the Quad-Cities next month. The vice president speaks in Clinton June 30 and a group of business, industrial and civic leaders is checking to determine if he may be available to speak in the Quad-Cities.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- The Silvis City Council endorsed a housing project for the elderly proposed by an East Moline church. The 106 housing units would be built next to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church's new building at Kennedy Drive and 50th Avenue, East Moline.
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