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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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