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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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