Day in history for April 3, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
People were anxiously looking for April showers yesterday, but instead of a snow we had a downright rain, accompanied by the music of thunder.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Solon Chase, Greenback from Maine, delivered a political address in Dart's Hall last night.

1906 -- 100 years ago
At a meeting of the Men's Club of the Broadway Presbyterian Church last night the Lake Forest Glee and Mandolin Club was heard in concert.

1931 -- 75 years ago
An hour's broadcast of the funeral services for Knute Rockne, famous Notre Dame coach killed in an airplane crash, is to be made tomorrow afternoon by its coast to coast network, the Columbia Broadcasting System announced today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
One of the country's largest planes, a C-124 Globemaster, one of the Air Force's cargo ships, is the largest ever to land at the Quad-City Airport. Workmen loaded aluminum sheeting from the Bettendorf Alcoa plant consigned to the west coast.

1981 -- 25 years ago
It's been a trying week for 28-year-old Sharon Rexroth, a Quad-City native and this year's Mrs. Iowa. Competition among the 50 contestants at the Mrs. America pageant in Las Vegas, Nev., has been stiff. The pageant will run through Saturday.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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