Day in history for March 28, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A car on a Chicago And Rock Island Railroad freight train caught fire near Tiskilwa Wednesday and was consumed. A printing press, type, cases, etc., for Muscatine, were in the car and were destroyed.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Hiberian Blondes will be the attraction at Harper's Theater next Friday evening.

1906 -- 100 years ago
It was announced today that the supply of coal in Rock Island probably will last for only about a week on account of the closing of mines in several states.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Puffing upstream with two other barges, carrying cargoes, in tow, the federal barge line steamer Hurley arrived shortly before dusk last night with the $58,000 steel barge constructed at Jeffersonville, Ind., for the Rock Island riverrail terminal.

1956 -- 50 years ago
According to the state police a semi-trailer loaded with 34,000 pounds of frozen fish tipped over at the intersection of Highways 82 and 92 about three miles east of Joslin about midnight last night.

1981 -- 25 years ago
More than $10,000 in AM-FM radios were taken from new International Harvester tractors and combines at Jenkins Truck Line Inc., 101 1st Ave., Moline, Thursday night or early Friday morning.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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