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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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