Day in history for March 3, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Bailey Davenport was nominated as Democratic candidate for mayor. Aldermanic candidates are L.M. Buford, W.H. Lundy, Ignatius Huber, J.E. Warner and John Bladel.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Milan narrowly escaped a flood as the ice went out of Mill Creek.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island County Bar Association hopes to obtain the state convention in the city.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Louis Hantz, as a result of the toss of a coin, is the Democratic candidate for alderman in East Moline's Fifth Ward. This unusual, but legal, method of choosing a candidate for the April municipal election was necessary when Mr. Hantz and William Davidson each received 29 votes in Tuesday's primary election.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A band of elderly Henry County residents have completed a prolonged search to find forgotten names of old roads to have them permanently marked by new signs as a Bicentennial project. ``State Road'' which is now Illinois 81 between Cambridge and Kewanee, ``Angel Ferry Road'' which leads to a former Rock River ferry landing site near Shady Beach, the ``Allerton Road'' northeast of Geneseo and the ``Morristown Road'' west of Geneseo were uncovered and will be posted. Once famous intersections such as ``Brandenburg Corners'' near Colona and ``Cozner's Corners'' east of Cambridge also were uncovered and will be marked.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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