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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.

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