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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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