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.

Back: Available days in March 2001



Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




(More History)