Day in history for March 4, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A bill has been introduced into the Senate authorizing the building of steam-powered sloops of war.

1881 -- 125 years ago
N. Folson stated in The Argus that he had lived here a good many winters but that the present winter ''beats 'em all.''

1906 -- 100 years ago
J.W. Hall, general yardmaster of the Rock Island Road for the three cities and Silvis, was transferred to the Peoria yard.

1931 -- 75 years ago
County treasurer E. Clifford Hall today announced the personnel of his office staff for the spring collection of taxes and fixed March 16, tentatively, as the date for beginning the task of gathering $3,108,287.79 in levies.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Appointment of James McLaughlin, Moline, as consultant to the federal Small Business Administration today was confirmed by Mrs. Ramona L. Neff, assistant director of personnel for National Republican headquarters in Washington, D.C.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Moline Public Library is hosting a display of Snoopy memorabilia collected during the last eight years by Chris Elkins, 10, of Moline. The display includes cars, books, clothing, ceramic figures, stuffed Snoopies and Woodstocks. The display may be seen at the main library throughout March.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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