Day in history for March 17, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The first Illinois game law, just passed, permits shooting of deer, fawns, wild turkeys, grouse, prairie chickens and quail only between Aug. 1 and Jan. 15. Warren and Henderson are among counties exempted from the restrictions.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Anthony Evans, a miner, was shot through the heart by men concealed in a coal house. The slaying is a part of strike violence at Rapids City. Taylor Williams, mine superintendent, telegraphed Sheriff Perkins to come after two men he charges with the crime.

1905 -- 100 years ago
George H. Ross, switchman in the Rock Island yards, was fatally injured when several cars passed over his body.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Freed from prison by the governor of Pennsylvania, gangster Al Capone, fearing assassination, has gone into hiding in Chicago.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Fluoridation of Moline's water supply, authorized about two years ago by the city council, became an actuality today, it was announced by Mayor Paul C. Johnson and Supt. A.E. Anderson of the waterworks.

1980 -- 25 years ago
They laid poor Timothy Finnegan, a leprechaun, to rest today in Rock Island with all the hooplah of an old-fashioned Irish wake to commemorate St. Patrick's Day. The Rock Island Brewing Co., 1815 2nd Ave., sponsored the farewell party.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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