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 are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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