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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