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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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