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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