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: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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