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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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