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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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