Day in history for March 21, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- On Monday last, R.H. Webster Esq., constable of Port Byron, arrested a man for horse stealing, who first called himself John Williams, and afterwards John Spicer.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- William, infant son of James Johnston, chief of the fire department, died of scarlet fever. Only a couple of weeks ago another little one who was a member of this family passed away.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Mrs. M.C. Rice returned from Richmond, Va., where she visited relatives.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- The arrival of the vernal equinox today found the Quad-City area enjoying temperatures slightly above normal, the mercury being expected to climb to 55 degrees this afternoon.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Construction of the new $800,000 women's dormitory at Augustana College has begun. The new three-story dormitory will be built on the former Davis estate, which was bequeathed to the college in 1954.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Moline police are warning banks and businesses in Moline to look out for phony $100 bills that may have been passed in the area. Three bogus $100 bills turned up this week in the deposits of First National Bank of Moline and the Moline branch of the State Bank and Trust of East Moline.
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