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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