Day in history for March 22, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Friends of education respectfully are requested to meet at the courthouse at 7 o'clock to decide on a definite plan for building a union or high school house.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Diamond Jo Co. will have the first boat up this season, the Josephine.

1906 -- 100 years ago
It was announced today that J.F. Lardner is to be general manager of the joint properties of the combined Tri-City utilities.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Representatives of the Rock Island Welfare Association will solicit the people of this community tomorrow in an effort to raise a relief fund of $35,000. This sum must be raised if the poor and needy of Rock Island are to be adequately cared for.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A permit for the construction of a $65,000 medical clinic building at 532 19th Ave., Moline, was issued today to Drs. Silvio Errico and David W. Murrell by Gust B. Faust, city building inspector.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline's railroad overpass is heading for the finish line after almost five years of construction, disputes and misunderstanding among representatives of the city, the Army Corps of Engineers, the bridge's designers and the owner of the land near the exit at 14th Street and 4th Avenue.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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