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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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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