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prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquor, but most of our legislators got drunk on the last night of the session and repealed the law, according to reports we hear from the capital.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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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