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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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