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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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