Day in history for March 1, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Geneseo citizens held a mass meeting at which a resolution was adopted against the Nebraska compromise bill. Geneseo feels the bill would permit the spread of slavery to new territory.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Democrats last night endorsed Elisha P. Reynolds to succeed himself as mayor of Rock Island. Somebody tried to stampede the caucus by yelling ''Fire,'' but all the delegates remained calm.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- The Augustana College board elected Professor I.M. Anderson of Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota to become professor of the Greek language and literature at Augustana.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Water damage to a cable destroyed telephone communications between Rock Island and Moline for nine hours.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Geneseo's new street lighting project, ''The Great White Way,'' was dedicated Saturday evening when the lights were turned on for the first time. The new lights are of the color-corrected mercury vapor type with concrete standards. Seventy-nine lights will be in use in the downtown and immediate surrounding area.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Moline's multi-million dollar SouthPark Mall could be flooded by record-high waters expected to threaten residents all along the Rock River. Studies by the National Weather Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers show record water content of six to eight inches, now in the form of snow waiting to melt, north of the Quad-Cities.
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