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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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