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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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