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: 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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