Day in history for March 5, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The president nominated Thomas Murdock for postmaster of Rock Island.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Garfield School, Moline, was destroyed by fire.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Miss Carla Andresen, Rock Island, won the title of Rock Island's American Venus, and will participate in the Illinois-Iowa contest in Des Moines.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A Davenport window washer knows now that his pals were wrong when they told him not to stop if police ever ordered him to halt his automobile, because ``the police won't shoot at a reckless driver.'' His new 1951 model convertible coupe was shot full of holes by Davenport police after a zig-zag chase through Davenport early yesterday morning, which ended up a mile beyond Hahn's Corner on Route 6 west of Davenport. He faces 11 separate counts in the Davenport police court.

1976 -- 25 years ago
It will be homecoming time for a talented young Moline musician. Jean Skantz, a piano student at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, will be returning to the Quad-Cities to give a recital at Black Hawk College. Ms. Skantz, a 1969 Moline High School graduate and a former student at Black Hawk, began her piano studies during her Moline student days. She will receive a master of music degree in piano this spring and has hopes of entering the teaching field when she completes her work at the conservatory.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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