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 rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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