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prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquor, but most of our legislators got drunk on the last night of the session and repealed the law, according to reports we hear from the capital.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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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