Day in history for March 19, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The first arrival of oranges and lemons this season may be found at the new salon of David B. Langley on the levee. He's also prepared to serve up oysters.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The steamer Evansville arrived last night from the Ohio River, having been detained for 30 hours at New Boston by floating ice. The Evansville will be used for towing boats over the Rock Island rapids.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Rabbi Foneshriber will lecture on ''Russia and Its Modern Problems'' in Burtis Opera House under auspices of the Tri-City Press Club.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Completion of paving the road from Illinois City to the Muscatine bridge is expected by Aug. 1.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Whitey Verstraete, Moline's record-breaking scorer, has been named a first-team forward on the all-state basketball team announced today by the Chicago Daily News. The 6-3 Maroon senior smashed all existing Moline individual records in his two seasons as a varsity player.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Energy analyst Alfred Humphries of Dain Bosworth Inc., a Denver, Colo., investment firm told about 350 people in Davenport gasoline prices have ''nowhere to go but up'' and recommended investments in energy companies as a ''way to make money out of the energy crisis.''
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