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 corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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