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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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