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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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