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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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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