Day in history for May 7, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- One of the most frightful disasters we ever witnessed occurred yesterday morning at the Mississippi Railroad Bridge. The steamboat Effie Afton had gone about 200 feet after entering the draw when the wind and current began to swing her around against the timbers of the bridge. She soon caught fire and the entire span crashed into the water.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- According to the report of John Buford, treasurer of Central Presbyterian Church, receipts for the year ending April 1, 1881, were $3,134.34.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- The Brewers' Union today approved a contract with the breweries covering a period of two years.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- The Rock Island Board of Education today cut $75,413.49 from annual expenses by slashing all salaries, eliminating kindergartens, dispensing with supervisors and modifying budgets for all special departments.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Today marks the 140th anniversary of the establishment of Fort Armstrong, now marked by a replica blockhouse and cannons on the Rock Island Arsenal Island.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- More than 50 Black Hawk College teachers conducted informational picketing this morning at the school's Quad-City Campus to protest salary talks with the school administration.
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