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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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