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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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