Day in history for May 9, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We publish this morning, a notice for the dedication of the new Presbyterian Church next Sunday. The attendance will be very large and the services interesting.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The glass works was destroyed by fire Saturday night. The fire was discovered by George Kelly, furnace tender. The insurance aggregated $40,000. It is said the plant will be rebuilt.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. and Mrs. Sam Peterson, who live in a cabin boat, discovered the body of the late Mrs. J.W. Rauth, who drowned near the Milan bridges on the night of March 27.

1931 -- 75 years ago
''Many surprising recommendations,'' according to Rep. Harry M. McCaskrin, Rock Island, will be contained in the report of the committee to visit penal institutions, which inspected Chester penitentiary and the state farm at Vandalia this week.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Production workers at Moline Pressed Steel Corp., East Moline, manufacturers of Buddy L toys, went out on strike this morning.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The phone booth, like the one in which Clark Kent would turn into Superman, is on the way out in favor of smaller, more durable walk-up units. The old-style booths were more fragile and more expensive.

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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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