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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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