Day in history for March 20, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Our neighbors across the river are in trouble. The ice must soon break up, and render it most difficult for them to come over for their daily draughts, for several days.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Ex-Mayor Reynolds was contemplating a trip to Nebraska today.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Old residents here recalled the fact that 25 years ago on this date a heavy snowstorm visited Rock Island.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Taylor, 2107 17th St., Rock Island, became the parents of triplet girls, weighing four pounds each at birth, early this morning.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Pinball machines that were gobbling up students' lunch money have been removed from three Milan business establishments. Village Marshal Hollis Work said he requested the action. The three establishments are places where students of the Milan school often congregate during the noon hour.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Sambo's Restaurants in the Quad-Cities will continue to be known by that name for the time being, but the company is trying a less-controversial slogan on for size in three eastern states. The new name, ''No Place Like Sam's,'' will be used at 18 restaurants in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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