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: 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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