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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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