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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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