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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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