Day in history for March 5, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The cold weather continues and the ice gives no sign of another start downstream.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A cold wave struck the city last night, but no snow accompanied it and it is hoped that it will not tarry long.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Tool Co., the city's newest industry, has secured the former Thompson Foundry on 24th St. and the machine shop in the Donaldson Sawmill and will begin operations at once.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Plans to recognize the efforts of pupils who fail to win regular athletic awards although they try out for various school teams, are being considered by the boys' work committee of the Rock Island Junior Chamber of Commerce.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The City of Rock Island today faced the task of getting rid of thousands of dead fish which lay along the banks and frozen in ice at Lake Potter in Sunset Park. The fish are practically all ''skipjacks,'' a type which skips and lives near the surface of the water. Death of the fish is attributed to lack of oxygen.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Managers of Quad-City apartment buildings are wondering these days where all the people have gone. Managers of large area apartment complexes say business has been down, and most blame the massive layoffs at area farm implement industries.

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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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