Day in history for March 16, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- The democracy of Rock Island filled the common council room at an early hour Saturday evening and their proceedings were characterized by the utmost harmony, enthusiasm and good feeling.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- Patrick Mulqueen, an employee of the Buford Plow Works, was severely cut about the face and shoulders when a wall he was undermining fell on him.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- The retail merchants of Rock Island went on record as being opposed to a franchise being granted to the Central Union Telephone Co. unless the company accepts a maximum rate clause.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- Meeting at the Rock Island Masonic Temple, 18th St. and 5th Ave., the Templar Chapter, Order of DeMolay, laid plans for the semi-annual installation of officers on April 10, and enjoyed an illustrated lecture by Capt. Walter A. Blair of Davenport.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- An estimated 300 hot rodders from Illinois and Iowa learned that ''only a few litigations'' stood in the way of a drag racing strip 15 miles from Moline.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- A wall of flames destroyed an empty warehouse at 2361 3rd Ave., Moline, belonging to the Moline Consumers Co. The warehouse, built before W.W. I, used to be an ice house.
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