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: 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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