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: 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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