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: 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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