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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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