Day in history for March 21, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Rock River is very high. Part of the dam and one of the plank-road bridges at Camden Mills (Milan) were carried away last night.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- A coroner's jury recommended holding two men for trial on charges of murdering a striking coal miner at Rapids City. The victim was shot from ambush.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- At 1:30 a.m. today floating ice broke an ice jam opposite Rock Island and the whole mass moved downstream. A loud crash awoke sleepers when the ice gorge broke up.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- The cornerstone of Denkmann School, 40th St. and 22nd Ave., Rock Island, was laid at a ceremony yesterday. Mrs. John H. Hauberg, daughter of the man in whose memory the school is named, wielded the trowel.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Completion of the first phase of modernization of the LeClaire Hotel, Moline, is expected shortly, according to Rudolf Frank, general manager, who set the long term cost of renovation at $200,000. The current program is the first major modernization project since 1938.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island's controversial, million-dollar Great River Plaza is the focus of another battle, this time over nearly $100,000 in damages the city says the downtown mall's builder owes because of construction delays.
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