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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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