LOCAL FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

Day in history for March 17, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The block of historic marble which the pope sent as a contribution to the Washington monument was smashed to pieces by a gang of men who lured away the guard last night.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island and Moline St. Patrick's Benevolent Societies paraded this morning, attended mass, and this evening will hold a grand ball in Hillier's Hall.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island High School girl's basketball team defeated Davenport girls, 18 to 8, in their annual game.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Willard L. Velie Jr., president of Velie Motors Corporation, died suddenly of a heart attack.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Development of Douglas Park for baseball took another forward step with the announcement by Mayor Carl F. Bauer that labor and supplies will be donated to accomplish necessary repairs of park restroom facilities. Prospects are good for night baseball in the park yet this summer. It is anticipated that civic and city groups will underwrite a $10,000 expense of the lights.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Nell Daniels, who built Milan's park and recreation program from scratch after becoming its first director in 1973, is resigning next month. Trustee John Hesch, chairman of the parks committee, told the village board her resignation, prompted by health reasons, is effective April 13.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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