Day in history for March 6, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
About 10,000 muskets have arrived at Rock Island Arsenal from the west. The guns will be made into breech loaders before being issued to the Army.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Dr. H.G. Trent moved his dental offices from the YMCA to rooms above McCabe's store, Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Crown Prince Gustavus Adolphus and the crown princess of Sweden have accepted an invitation to visit Augustana College June 27.

1951 -- 50 years ago
An Easter lily which for the last 10 years has bloomed white, this year came up with salmon colored blossoms, according to Mrs. R.T. Peterson, 1831 3rd St., Moline, owner of the plant. The plant has two blossoms, both a deep salmon shade, Mrs. Peterson said.

1976 -- 25 years ago
East Moline brothers, Howard, 16, and Patrick, 15, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Killian, will be awarded the Eagle Scout Award, highest award in Boy Scouting, at ceremonies at Christ United Methodist Church. Members of Troop 383 of the church, Patrick, a sophomore, and Howard, a junior at Alleman High School, began their careers in an international way as Cub Scouts in Heidelberg, Germany, when their father, a career Army man, was stationed there. The boys continued their scouting in Cleveland, Ohio, and Dover, New Jersey, prior to joining the troop in East Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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