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: 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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