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: 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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