Day in history for March 7, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The account of the meeting held at the courthouse, in relation to the establishment of a good system of schools, has been furnished us for publication.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Buford Plow Works was running night and day today, working the heaviest force it has had in years.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Miss Anna Ehlers of the American Regalia Co. was surprised by her co-workers Saturday night at the home of Mrs. John Kurth Jr., the occasion being her birthday anniversary.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Suggestions that a flat per car charge of $5, plus the usual per diem reclaim, be agreed upon for the movement of freight to and from the Rock Island barge terminal in the proposed Quad-City metropolitan switching district have failed to win the approval of freight traffic executives of the three principal railroads serving the Quad-Cities.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Moline will get a new 116-car off-street parking lot in the downtown business district about April 15 as the result of an offer by the Rock Island Lines to turn the grounds adjacent to the passenger depot into a parking lot.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island County bus ridership has grown 185 percent since 1973, according to a Bi-State Planning Commission study.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.

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