Day in history for March 6, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Geo. W. Whisler, whose advertisement will be found in this paper, has opened a store for the sale of flour, grain, meal, seeds and feed of all kinds. No person need go hungry or use poor breadstuff, if they will call at Whisler's Feed Store.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Mayor E.P. Reynolds has propounded some questions to citizens on the need for a city waterworks.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Local physicians declare there is a great deal of sickness in Rock Island at present and that pneumonia is prevalent to a marked degree.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Fire caused $100,000 damage to the Hadley Furniture Store, Moline.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The city of Moline will withhold approval of any plans for the proposed construction of a new span for the Moline-Bettendorf bridge until it is assured, by an engineering study, that it will not interfere with future expansion of the city's water pumping and treatment plant. And, they added, that engineering study will have to be financed by the Davenport Bridge Commission.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island County Civil Defense Director Don Bobb promised a group of concerned citizens and the Carbon Cliff village board they will get ''whatever you need'' to fight flood waters. Bobb said he is expecting the arrival of 75,000 sandbags, and Carbon Cliff can have 30,000 of them. The crest is predicted for the ''end of March.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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