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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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