Day in history for March 10, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The farmers will notice that John Deere is prepared to supply them with the means of turning the rich soil of the west into gold. His plows are now used throughout the whole west and south.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Capt. W.H. Pearce has resigned his position in the Buford store in order to command the steamer Cora Emily which will be run as an excursion boat.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island city council last night instructed the chief of police to order policemen to close all saloons in the city at midnight.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Some Rock Island stores will use their display windows Thursday evening for a style show. Models will parade in the windows.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Lyle Fulk, Geneseo florist, told Geneseo aldermen that the city has been threatened by Dutch elm disease which destroys elm trees within a matter of only a few weeks once they become infested with the disease.

1980 -- 25 years ago
An Alexis man escaped injury when he made an emergency landing in his plane at the Quad-City Airport Monday afternoon. Glenn Heber, a cattle buyer, was returning alone from Belle Plaine, Iowa, when he notified the control tower he was losing air speed and was unable to lower the front landing gear of his twin-engine plane.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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