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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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