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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