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: 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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