Day in history for March 14, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Misses Lane of Davenport and Mitchell of Rock Island will open a school in Rock Island in the second story of the Seminary for children and young misses on the 7th of April. English, French, music, drawing and penmanship will be taught.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Alex II, Czar of Russia, was assassinated Sunday afternoon while returning from a parade.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. M. Duncan entertained at a St. Patrick's Day dinner at her home yesterday. The favors were green satin watch fobs.

1931 -- 75 years ago
One prisoner was killed, another seriously wounded and several others less seriously hurt as guards subdued 1,000 rioting prisoners at the old state penitentiary in Joliet today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island County Tuberculosis Sanatorium in 1955 went through its first year without a death caused by tuberculosis.

1981 -- 25 years ago
If the school board had accepted a proposed name change, it could have been pupils at Moline's Gordon School who bought two jeeps and a motor scooter for the war effort during World War II. That information was among the historical tidbits uncovered by participants in a program for gifted pupils at Logan School, 1602 25th St.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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