Day in history for March 3, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Mayor Ben Harper's salary has been fixed at $100 a year. Aldermen will be paid $50 a year.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Jay Rial's mammoth Uncle Tom's Cabin company will fulfill an engagement in Harper's Theater March 10. The play is based on the novel of last year which has stirred up the slavery controversy.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Alderman William Trefz is having plans drawn for a combination livery stable, express delivery and storage building to be erected this spring.

1930 -- 75 years ago
At a hearing in Washington, persons demanding outright repeal of the liquor prohibition amendment to the constitution said they are ''unalterably opposed to the return of the saloon.''

1955 -- 50 years ago
A new 25,000-kw turbo-generator went into operation today for the first time at the electric generating station of the Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co., located at the foot of 4th St., in Moline. This completes a $9,000,000 plant expansion and improvement program which was started in 1951.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Robbie Genz, 17, a Rock Island High School junior, became the first Quad-Cities junior-league bowler to roll a 300 game Sunday. He strung 12 strikes in the Metro Junior-Senior Classic league at Sammy G's Lanes.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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