Day in history for March 24, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Daily News. This is the title of a very handsome daily morning paper which we found in our sanctum this morning. It is published by James Bowie. This is the third daily in Rock Island.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Henry Young was taken off the steamer Ben Hershey a very sick man. Seized by convulsions, he was taken to Rock Island Armory. This is additional evidence of the need for a hospital somewhere in these cities.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Modern Woodmen of America will occupy the new annex to their head offices building in Rock Island May 1.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Peoria Manual defeated Bloomington, 38-25, to take the Illinois basketball crown.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island Arsenal is home for ''Corp,'' last of the brood of 20 silver pheasants raised on the island during the command of Col. W.W. Warner, retired, now of New York. Although ''Corp'' has the run of the arsenal, he likes the area around the office of Brig. Gen. T.A. Weyher.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A $300 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of vandals who shot out 63 car windows over the weekend in Rock Island. Bob Nourse, owner of several Quad-City cab companies, contributed the reward money.

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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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