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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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