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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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