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 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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