Day in history for March 8, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Our citizens have expressed their admiration of the firmness and efficiency of Dep. Marshal Barnet and Policemen Lavee and Reddig in enforcing the city laws.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Squire Hayden caught his office boy stealing money from his office today and caused his arrest. The lad may be sent to the reform school.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Mary Montgomery was hostess to a company of ladies yesterday at a military euchre complimentary.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Funeral services for Thomas B. Reidy, 63, dean of the Rock Island real estate board and a life resident of the city, will be held tomorrow morning.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Illinois Highway Department workers are surveying Black Hawk Road for a future widening project. The contemplated work would extend along the full length of the road, from 11th Street (Highway 67) in Rock Island east to 27th Street (Highway 150) south of Moline.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Rural Township Supervisor Frank DeKeyrel, an adjoining property owner to a proposed landfill site at 141st Avenue and Coyne Center Road, said he received notice from the IEPA that James Kiesow, of 1727 9th Ave., Moline, has asked for a landfill development permit.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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