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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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