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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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