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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