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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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