Day in history for March 15, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- State Senator Ben Graham arrived in town by the cars last evening and is stopping at the Island City Hotel. He'll leave for his home in Cambridge tomorrow.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Republicans organized a National Bank Club at a meeting in Dart's hall last night. Capt. Robinson and Samuel A. Lynde are the chief officers.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Henry Heutahrend, a pioneer painting contractor of Rock Island, died at the age of 74.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Two Davenport men have confessed the holdup and wounding of street car operator Wesley S. Batten.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- A group of citizens under the leadership of Eugene French, former East Moline alderman, announced formal organization in a move to defeat the upcoming water filtration plant proposition at the polls. The proposition was twice before defeated by voters at special referendums after action was initiated by private groups.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- As gasoline costs continue to rise and the earth's oil reserves continue to fall, more and more consumers are turning to gasohol as an alternative fuel for their automobiles. Gasohol, one part alcohol and nine parts gasoline, is becoming economically viable as gasoline prices catch up to alcohol costs and some states give the fuel special tax breaks.
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