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: 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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