Day in history for March 24, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Abraham Hartzell has just opened a mine of genuine cannel coal, on his farm on the road leading from Moline to Wilson's Ferry, about six miles from this city.

1881 -- 125 years ago
A set of harness and saddle and bridle were stolen last night from Frank Knox's barn.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Olson observed their fifth wedding anniversary Thursday evening. Progressive cinch was a feature of the entertainment. The hostess was presented with a cut glass bowl.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Assistant Sec. of Commerce for Aeronautics Clarence M. Young made a forced landing yesterday afternoon at the Moline Airport on account of engine trouble. He continued his trip to Des Moines by train.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island firemen today were still trying to shake off a foul smelling odor that resulted when pranksters dumped a small bottle of liquid in a washroom at the Rocket Theater in downtown Rock Island last night.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Michael Ellis of East Moline is the new Quad-Cities' chess champion. Ellis, a systems programmer for Deere And Co., took the title by scoring 4 wins and a draw during a five-game tournament Saturday and Sunday in Davenport.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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