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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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