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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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