Day in history for March 6, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The spring bonnets are said to be lively, more room in the crown, form improved, full crown capes very deep.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Trains on some of the railroads are operating today, but the effects of the big snow storm are still very evident.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Dominican Fathers opened a mission at Sacred Heart Church Sunday night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
An ordinance vacating the west half of 16th St., Moline, from the river to 3rd Ave. to provide a site for the Moline end of the proposed new government bridge to the Rock Island Arsenal Island, was passed by the Moline City Council at a special meeting last night.

1956 -- 50 years ago
While members of the Central States Furriers Association were attending a dinner and style show last night in the Blackhawk Hotel, fur thieves ransacked two rooms and took 13 mink fur pieces valued at $8,000.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Margaret Kinion told reporters before her sentencing hearing that she is writing a book about her life, to tell the truth about her. ''It's obvious no one will tell the truth about me,'' she said shortly before she was sentenced to 10 years in prison. When asked what the book was about, she told reporters to ''read it.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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