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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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