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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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