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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