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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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