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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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