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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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