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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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