Day in history for March 15, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We used to receive two mails a day from Chicago, but since the change of running time on the railroad we understand the postmaster has refused to receive the mail from the 9:45 p.m. train, so our letters and eastern papers have to lie over a day in Chicago.

1881 -- 125 years ago
At the city convention of the Nationals last night the following ticket was nominated: Mayor J.C. Cameron; city treasurer, Dr. C. Tegeler; city clerk, John R. Warner; supervisor, Julius Mosenfelder.

1906 -- 100 years ago
''A Slave of Passion'' will be the attraction at the Illinois Theater March 18.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The resignation of Dr. Oglevee as pastor of South Park Presbyterian Church of Rock Island, subject to the will of the congregation, was presented yesterday.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Grading work started today on the site of the new Eagle-United Food Markets warehouse in Milan. The site is on the east side of Highway 67, slightly north of Knoxville Road in southeast Milan.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Two proposals, one by the Illinois Department of Transportation and one by its Iowa counterpart, to bring passenger train service back to the Quad-Cities have derailed and may never get back on track.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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