Day in history for March 1, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Appointed Democratic candidates to the city convention were J. Fisher, S. Stoddard, Thomas Corcoran, C.W. Negus, F. Farrell, William Young and Peter Scherer.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Moline Ice Company has removed 20,000 tons of ice from the river in preparation for the summer.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Elks Lodge started a movement to submit a proposition of legalized boxing in Rock Island by a vote of the people.

1951 -- 50 years ago
There's nothing like a brisk, sunny day for a short trip on a tricycle. At least, that's what Stevie Fiems, 5, of 2120 44th St., Moline, decided this morning. However, he failed to take his mother into his confidence, and she had the law on the alert for her errant offspring. Sergeant Willis Brandt received a telephone call from a friend of the Fiems family that Stevie had just arrived at her home. Police estimated that the boy traveled about 2 1/2 miles to the friend's house.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Moline Fire Department Capt. Carl G. Pearson and Platoon Capt. Harold J. McFarland were honored at a retirement party for the two long-time firefighters. Both men joined the department in 1943 and retired from the department last month. McFarland was promoted to the rank of platoon captain in 1967 and Pearson was promoted to the rank of captain in 1965.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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