Day in history for March 19, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The new Methodist Episcopal Church in Rock Island will be dedicated April 20.

1881 -- 125 years ago
E.D. Sweeney will soon commence the erection of a new building at 20th Street and 2nd Avenue, Rock Island.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Young People's Assn. of Broadway Presbyterian Church in Rock Island will give a genuine old-time quilting bee at the YMCA Friday night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Reductions of five to ten percent in salaries of all employees of the International Harvester Co., except factory wage earners, will be effective April 1.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Plans for rebuilding the three-story structure at 217 Perry St., Davenport, occupied by Nu-Way Rug Co., which was gutted by fire late Saturday, were being considered today by Harold Heine, owner of the business and the building, as an investigation continued in the cause of the blaze.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline and Davenport are among cities being considered by the Milwaukee-based Kohl's Department Store chain as sites for new stores. The company plans to build 19 stores during the next five years as part of a $60 million expansion which would take the company outside Wisconsin for the first time.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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