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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