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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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