Day in history for March 6, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A correspondent writes to us, and wishes to know who has the care of Rock River Bridge. He says there is 'a bad hole' in it making it quite dangerous for night travellers.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Officer Gorman was the winner of an oil painting by D.S. McDannell, valued at $10, which was raffled at Al Bowen's store on Friday evening.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Harry Gray, watchman at the Rock Island Mattress company. Fell through a ledge, a short distance of about 10 feet below the platorm. His injury consist of a badly wrenched back.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Augustana College will install lights and inaugurate night football next fall. Augustana will be the first in this region to try night football.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The Dennhardt Dancers, a 13-girl tap and precision chorus, accompanied by Richard Roe, vocalist, won first place in the annual Rock Island Grotto talent show. Twenty acts competed in the contest.

1980 -- 25 years ago
When driver Number 1 got a raise to 61 cents an hour, he decided he could afford to get married. Now, after 43 years of piloting public transportation, Bill Liston is retiring. He's the first bus driver to retire from the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District, and he'll be the last designated driver Number 1. District officials are retiring his number.

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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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