Day in history for March 9, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Spring will come. We have His Word for it, who never fails in His promises. It is not too soon to begin to think of a garden.

1881 -- 125 years ago
County Clerk Donaldson, who occupies rooms at the Rock Island House, saved the life of Jonathan Grueber of Cincinnati, a guest at the hotel, who came near suffocating from escaping gas early today.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The ice gorge on the Rock River in the vicinity of Erie broke without causing damage so there will be no more danger from ice or water.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The sum of $1,446.64 was reported by the teams participating in the annual drive for the Rock Island Rescue Mission at the first report luncheon held in the Mother's Club rooms at the mission this noon. The mission is seeking $6,000.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A squad of Rock Island policemen shot and killed a fox, apparently a tamed animal, after it attacked a woman in Rock Island shortly after 6 this morning. Severely bitten by the animal at 9th St. and 2nd Ave. while she was enroute to church was Mrs. Victor Poma, 814 2nd Ave., Rock Island.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Illinois State Treasurer Jerome Cosentino was in Moline Sunday to endorse Democratic mayoral candidate Larry Fosbinder.

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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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