Day in history for March 5, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Since we increased the price of our paper to $2 per year, because of rising costs, only one person on our whole list of subscribers has complained and to use the phrase of one of his neighbors, ''he has got no soul to be saved.''

1880 -- 125 years ago
Dr. S.C. Plummer, Rock Island, will succeed Dr. G.G. Craig as examining surgeon of persons seeking veterans pensions.

1905 -- 100 years ago
A resolution to rebuilt the county jail was defeated in the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Mystery of the Christmas eve disappearance of James D. Warnock, 79, retired soap manufacturer, was solved by the finding of his body in the Mississippi.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Moline Democratic alderman candidates at the April city election at a meeting yesterday went on record as favoring merger of Moline, East Moline and Silvis into one metropolitan community.

1980 -- 25 years ago
For the first time in 27 years, the howitzer that was the Army's mainstay in world War II and Korea is being produced again at Rock Island Arsenal. The arsenal is building 259 of the weapons, which cost about $115,000 each, during the next two years, mostly for sale to allied nations in the Far East, inlcuding the Philippines and Thailand.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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