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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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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