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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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