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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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