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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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