Day in history for March 5, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
No work has been done for some months on the Washington monument. It has reached about one-fifth of its intended height. But money is needed to move anything in any direction, including upwards.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The woman who shot her lover, the Iowa state senator, has written a book, ``A Woman's Vindication,'' and she will autograph copies for all who apply to her. She is now at the Rock Island House. The senator recovered. If he was not ruined before, he now must be.

1902 -- 100 years ago
S. Miller Kent and his admirable company is at the Illinois Theater, presenting ``The Cowboy and the Lady,'' by Clyde Fitch.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Helen C. Wait of Reynolds was chosen as one of two 4-H Club girls to represent Illinois at a national camp in Washington.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A 100-year-old brick building at 519 Pershing Ave., one of Davenport's oldest landmarks, was ordered torn down yesterday by the city council. It is owned by the Davenport Moose Lodge. The Moose Lodge voiced no objections to the committee's action.

1977 -- 25 years ago
She's the friendly bus driver to school children and the smiling face behind the cash register to Rink's Market shoppers. But to a growing number of area residents, Marie Perschnick is the Dog Lady of Geneseo. Her fame comes from a one-woman crusade on behalf of pound-bound dogs and cats she feels deserve a second chance.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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