Day in history for March 1, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The ice in the Mississippi is getting thin. Two mules broke through this morning but were gotten out alive. Don't risk your lives or your horses by crossing the river now.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Parnell, the distinguished advocate of Ireland's cause, spoke in Burtis Opera House, Davenport, last night. Those present gave $100 to help Ireland's freedom movement.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Democrats held caucuses and nominated the following for aldermen: Carl A. Naab, Joseph E. Grotegut, Valentine Dauber, Ives J. Hoare, Charles C. Wilson and Henry Heuck.

1930 -- 75 years ago
L.C. Daugherty, who was for many years principal of Hawthorne Grade School, Rock Island, died at 82 in Stillwater, Minn.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Youthful depradations in Moline Public Library are costing taxpayers an estimated $1,000 a year, Mrs. Kathryn Devereaux, librarian, said in a rebuke to children she said are guilty of book defacement, theft and destruction of library property.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Calling Rock Island High School ``the classiest high school in the United States,'' Vice President Walter Mondale addressed about 1,200 students and guests Friday afternoon as part of a campaign stump for President Carter.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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