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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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