Day in history for March 4, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Owners of lots fronting main streets are ordered by city council ordinance to build sidewalks before July 1, without further notice. Walks must be topped with gravel or pounded stone and be 10 feet wide.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Constable Louis Eckhardt returns from Happy Hollow and reports all quiet in the coal miners strike now.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Theodore R. Roosevelt was inaugurated as President and C.W. Fairbanks as Vice President of the United States today.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Attorney J.J. Neiger, chairman of Rock Island County Republicans, eased a feud in the GOP by announcing that he will not seek re-election as a precinct committeeman.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Because of the muddy condition of many roads in the area, Moline Post Office letter carriers have been unable to deliver mail to a number of residences in recent days. Postmaster Alfred G. Waffle announced today that persons who have not been receiving mail can get it by coming to the general delivery window at the post office. Delivery will be resumed as soon as roads are passable.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A thirsty thief took between 30 and 40 half-pint cartons of milk from Grant School, 11th Avenue and 6th Street, Rock Island. The theft was discovered about 6 a.m. today.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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