Day in history for March 3, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The new railroad has inspired the building of many new homes and places of business in Geneseo. That town now has three well-kept hotels.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- M.S. O'Neill returns from Kansas speaking in glowing terms of the soil and climate there. Those in search of western farms are urged by O'Neill to try Kansas.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- River men are counting the days until the ice goes out and steamboat travel and log rafting resume.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Slight improvement is noted in the condition of Earl Mart, 11, who was hurt while coasting.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Fire in the laundry building at St. Anthony's Hospital, Rock Island, this morning caused an estimated $2,500 to $3,000 damage to a large electrical and steam pressing machine. Hospital employees said the blaze flared up while a kerosene-soaked sheet was being run through the machine to clean off caked starch from the previous day's usage. Spontaneous combustion was listed as a possible cause.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Someone pulled a stinking trick on the Eagle Discount Supermarket No. 120. Health officials say the unpleasant odor that filled the store came from a skunk scent gland. Store officials disagree claiming the stink started in a refrigerator compressor. When the unpleasant odor filled the store at 4011 23rd Ave., Moline, somebody called the fire department.
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