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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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