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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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