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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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