Day in history for March 7, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Illinois legislation passed the so-called Maine liquor law, prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquor, but most of our legislators got drunk on the last night of the session and repealed the law, according to reports we hear from the capital.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The ''15'' puzzle is all the vogue in Rock Island, where book stores report large sales of the puzzle.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Bishop Edward Fawcett arrived last night and officiated at services in Trinity Episcopal Church.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Alice Rush, who taught in Rock Island High School 23 years, died.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A permit for remodeling of Mosenfelders And Sons clothing store, 1709-11 2nd Ave., Rock Island, at an estimated cost of $23,500, was issued this morning by Rex E. Walker, Rock Island building inspector. The remodeling will include a new store front, floor, ceiling, lighting and office fixtures, tailor shop, dressing rooms and display fixtures.

1980 -- 25 years ago
''Polite but firm'' was the way an NBC ''Real People'' reporter today described a refusal by Deere And Co. officials to discuss the firm's reasons for firing Jodi Stutz. Stutz, a former secretary at Deere, was fired last month for photostating her nude bottom on a company photocopy machine.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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