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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.

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