Day in history for March 23, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Attention is directed to the advertisement of Mr. Barr, who proposes to open a branch of his institution in our city. We have no hesitancy in recommending him to all who wish to improve or perfect their commercial education.

1881 -- 125 years ago
At a caucus of the Nationals it was decided to leave open the nominations for city attorney, police magistrate, and justice.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Harry E. McCullough, who was injured recently while attempting to board the early ''tripper'' of the Tri-City Railway Co., died this morning. He was 18 years old.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A bid of $1,326,472.05 by the Merritt-Chapman And Whitney Corp. of Duluth, Minn., was the lowest submitted today for the construction of the Rock Island locks in the Mississippi River.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Three junior high school students admitted to Rock Island police today that their game of car-top tag was responsible for damage to autos at the Bowladrome, 3030 7th Ave.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island County Council on Alcoholism has doubled its offer to buy the office and adjoining New Hope Lodge buildings it now leases from the Rock Island County Federation of Women's Clubs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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