Day in history for March 2, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The total internal revenue collected by Deputy Collector Ephriam Wood for February is $2,975.68. The largest amount, $1,165, was for the sale of whisky.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Seventy-five percent of the corn crop grown in Rock Island County will be consumed in the county, according to Thomas Campbell.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Clifford G. Williams was elected secretary of the newly appointed Rock Island electrical commission.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The total working force at Rock Island Arsenal is now 5,727, an increase of 65 over the last report, it was announced today by administrative headquarters. The force includes 4,720 men and 1,007 women, and of the total number 2,656 are veterans. The Arsenal's plea for more skilled workers has resulted in many phone calls to the post.

1976 -- 25 years ago
After four years of planning and dreaming of building a replica of a Norwegian Viking ship, Ken Hansen of Fyre Lake is about to see his dream set sail. Instead of intimidating enemies, though, Hansen hopes the 110-foot ship will serve as a comfortable resting stop for those visiting. A far cry from the original Viking ships of the ninth century, this ship will contain two restrooms, meeting rooms, offices and a mini museum exhibit where items ranging from handcrafted Norwegian wood carvings to hand knit sweaters will be on exhibit.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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