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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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