Day in history for March 18, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Several teams and men have broken through the ice within a few days, but none has been lost. People should keep off the ice; it is unsafe.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Democrats of the 6th Ward place Robert Kuschman in nomination for alderman today.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. E.W. Hurst, Mrs. Julia Rosenfield and Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Velie and family of Moline returned recently from a stay of several weeks in Mexico.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Officials ruled Illinois' two state prisons with an iron hand today to prevent a repetition of yesterday's riot in which five buildings at Statesville Penitentiary were burned by some of the 1,800 milling prisoners, three of whom were wounded, one fatally, before the insurrection could be put down.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Burglars picked the only period, a six-hour stretch from about 6 until shortly after midnight Saturday, during the entire week when no one was in the place to crack the safe at the 5-Point Bakery, 815 5th Ave., Moline.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Harold Strutz, a golf pro for 35 years, announced his retirement as a pro from Indian Bluff Golf Course Tuesday night in a letter of resignation submitted to the Rock Island County Board's Forest Preserve Committee.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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