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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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