Day in history for March 3, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Hon. J. Wilson Drury, judge of the circuit court for this district, having spent the last winter in the south and east, returned to his home last Friday.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The snow storm yesterday was so severe that railroad tracks were still blocked and only an occasional train tried to make a trip.

1906 -- 100 years ago
An ice gorge in the Rock River was feared today. Channels were being cut through the ice.

1931 -- 75 years ago
John E. Weber, South Rock Island Township assessor, won the Republican nomination for police magistrate yesterday in the feature contest of Rock Island's only primary election of the year. Less than 2,300 votes were cast in the city.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Alarmed by the increasing number of teenagers who roam the streets at late hours or frequent places that cater to their trade, Moline policewoman Geneva Dunderberg last night started enforcement of the city's curfew law. Teenagers must be off the streets and at home by 9:30 p.m., except on Friday or Saturday nights, when they may remain out until 10:30.

1981 -- 25 years ago
About 50 gallons of gasoline spilled from a tank truck at Quint Cities Petroleum, 2703 4th Ave., Moline, at 8:45 this morning.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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