Day in history for March 2, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- On Monday noon, in a gutter on Washington Street, two small crafts, sail vessels, beautifully decorated with flags, under command of two young commodores in round-abouts, set sail. They floated gallantly out of sight and we hope met no adverse winds to stay their progress.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- Fifty couples surprised Ald. Gray and his wife in honor of their 20th wedding anniversary last night. The aldermen and other city officials gave the couple a gold band china set of 120 pieces.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- The sum of $6,400 has been subscribed for the improvement of Long View Park.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- Forty members of the Rock Island County Chapter of the Reserve Association have enrolled in the annual pistol-firing classes held at the Rock Island Arsenal range.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Clyde Kramer was practically a one-man team for Albany Grade School as Albany defeated Annawan 28-26 in the finals of the Two Rivers Grade School Conference heavyweight tournament at Erie. Kramer scored 26 points.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Moline officials told about 500 residents of the Heritage and Homewood areas Sunday it's unlikely an amusement park will be built near 47th Avenue and 53rd Street.
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