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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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