Day in history for March 30, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Saturday afternoon the ice broke up in the channel of the river and took its leave. Yesterday skiffs were running to Davenport.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Several from here attended the Scott County Temperance Convention in Davenport yesterday. A county temperance convention will be held in the First Methodist Church here tomorrow.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Tomorrow evening the Sunday school of the Broadway Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 31st anniversary.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Knute Rockne, famous football coach of the University of Notre Dame, and seven others were killed when a Trans-Continental And Western Air passenger and air mail plane crashed in flames today in a pasture several miles southwest of Bazaar, Kansas. Rockne, 43, just sent his Notre Dame gridders through two unbeaten seasons.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Petitions are being circulated in East Moline to allow the grade school board to sell the Campbell School building in the Watertown area.

1981 -- 25 years ago
People in Prophetstown got little or no warning before a tornado skipped around town Sunday night. The storm left behind ''millions of dollars'' of damage to four homes and four businesses, but no one was hurt.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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