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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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