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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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