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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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