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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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