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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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