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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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