Day in history for April 1, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Both steam ferry boats are now busily at work crossing teams and pedestrians in any quantity. Come to Rock Island if you want a safe passage across the father of waters.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The report of Supt. of Schools Everett for the month of March showed a total enrollment today of 1,759 pupils.

1906 -- 100 years ago
''The Tie That Binds'' is the attraction at the Illinois Theater tonight.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Two hundred new members will be sought in the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce drive beginning next Tuesday, H.W. Litten, general chairman, announced today upon completion of the campaign organization.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Teenage drivers are on the spot in Moline. The Moline Police Department and the Juvenile Council of Moline today announced plans to arrest parents, if necessary, to keep the community's streets free of unlicensed drivers.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Toll increases that will help finance $1 million in Centennial Bridge repairs went into effect at 10 this morning. The increase, 5 cents for vans and pickups, and 10 cents for cars, motorcycles and other vehicles, are expected to generate $750,000 a year for each of the next two years.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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