Day in history for March 31, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Alderman Albert has been chosen by the council as Rock Island's official lamp lighter at a salary of $12 a month. We question the legality of appointing an officer of the city to a second city position.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Misworth Hazen, 10, Bowling, who fell on some stubble last September and has suffered much since, was operated on today by Dr. Kinyon, who removed a 3-inch dry, hard stem of weed from the boy's nostril.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Augustana College has received $27,000 from its friends in Sweden toward a fund to endow a science scholarship.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Walter F. Archer, assistant secretary of the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce, died following an operation for removal of a brain tumor. He was 35. The tumor may have been caused by a head injury he suffered in an auto accident several years ago.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- East Moline police added a new explanation last night to a collection of causes for negligent driving. The reason for erratic driving, a woman said, was because her friend was removing bobby pins from her hair.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- The Geifman Food Store at 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island, was a scorched shell today after fire gutted the 25-year-old structure about 1:30 a.m.
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