Day in history for March 10, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The county court of commissioners certified that a second ferry is needed and the court will grant a license to the city in opposition to the ferry owned by Spencer and Robinson.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Miss Frances Slade, after seven years of residence in Italy, is visiting her brother and other relatives in Rock Island. She is staying at the Harper House.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Retail Merchants Association adopted a resolution condemning the court action being taken against the street car company by the city's mayor.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island and Moline are among the semi-finalists in the district basketball tournament.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The first passenger bus linking the sprawling 654-home Ridgeview housing project with Davenport is scheduled to roll Thursday morning following a vote of approval by the city council in a surprise move Tuesday night. In a regular session last Thursday, the council rejected the proposal by a 5 to 3 vote.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Paul M. Carlson, 51, sports editor of The Daily Dispatch for the past 25 years, died Saturday morning in Moline Public Hospital after a long fight against cancer. Carlson underwent surgery in September 1977, then wrote an award-winning column concerning his doctors' diagnosis of terminal cancer of the pancreas. His health improved temporarily after the operation, and he returned to work full time until December 1978.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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