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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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