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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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