Day in history for March 10, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Two prisoners named Crickbaum and McCord, confined in the county jail for larceny, escaped Friday night from their cells left unlocked and are still at large.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Home Talent will shortly produce ''The Pirates of Penzance.''

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Haviland Cinch Club met Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Emma Boldt. The high score prize fell to Mrs. Mame Ohge.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A tax increase of 62 1/2 cents per $100 assessed valuation will be put up to the voters of Rock Island School District in a special election on Saturday, May 2, it was decided at the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education in the high school building last night.

1956 -- 50 years ago
When high school girls, and boys, too, forget to eat their lunches, they must be absorbed in something mighty fascinating. That's the sort of thing that's happening to Moline High School students in their off-school time, and the object of their absorption is knitting.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The cost of mailing a first class letter will go up to 18 cents effective March 22, the Postal Board of Governors announced this afternoon. The new rates will also boost the cost of mailing a postcard to 12 cents.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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