Day in history for April 6, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- Next Monday and thereafter we are to have three passenger trains of cars to Chicago every day. The Lightning train will run to Chicago in seven hours.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- Jesse M.L. Speck, 19, was struck by an engine in the yards of the Rock Island Railroad yesterday and killed. He had been serving as a brakeman. His parents live in Virginia.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Fire at the Sylvan Steel Works resulted in a loss of $3,000 yesterday.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- The mercury climbed toward the 70-degree mark today as the Quad-City area basked in the warmest day of the Spring season thus far.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Chicago Atty. Robert J. Gorman said he would ask the state of Illinois for as much as $160,000 to square things with the man who was sentenced in 1940 for a Rock Island robbery he didn't commit. Roy E. Eaton was freed Wednesday on the order of Circuit Judge Leonard E. Telleen after State's Atty. Bernard J. Moran presented proof of the man's innocence.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- A fire broke out about 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the basement of a 100-year-old building at 601 15th St., Moline. Fidencio Barajas owns the building, which houses C.T. Locks restaurant, Emmett's Pub, and two second-floor apartments.
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