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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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