Day in history for March 6, 2007
- 1857 -- 150 years ago
- O'Leary continues to feel the bumps of such heads as are green and soft enough to submit to the operation, and the humbugging goes on swimmingly. See his advertisement.
- 1882 -- 125 years ago
- Duck shooting has commenced on the Meredosia bottoms and a large number of birds are being bagged.
- 1907 -- 100 years ago
- The wages of 104 employees at the Rock Island Arsenal have been increased 25 cents a day by the ordnance department, Col. S.E. Blunt, commandant, reported yesterday.
- 1932 -- 75 years ago
- Concluding a six-day trip by automobile, Colonel Herman W. Schull arrived in Rock Island yesterday to assume his new duties as commandant of the Rock Island Arsenal. He succeeds the late Colonel David M. King.
- 1957 -- 50 years ago
- Two 14-year-old Moline girls gained only about an hour of freedom last night when they overpowered a matron and escaped from juvenile detention quarters at the Rock Island County Home. The girls, made wards of the County Court after running away to get married, were being held today at the county jail.
- 1982 -- 25 years ago
- William Vyncke, 3218 11th St., East Moline, has retired after 33 years with International Harvester, East Moline. Vyncke has been an assembly process engineer for the past 12 years.
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