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: 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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