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.

Back: Available days in March 2001



Local events heading








  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
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.




(More History)