Day in history for March 1, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A great many people in the city are complaining about the enormous school taxes they have to pay this year.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The law firm of Wilkerson, Kenworthy and Beardsley was organized this morning by Judge I.O. Wilkerson, J.L. Kenworthy and J.M. Beardsley.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Navigation opened yesterday with the arrival of a large launch from Andalusia. The launch will be used to transport duck hunters.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Union bricklayers in the Quad-City area today accepted a reduction in pay from $1.50 to $1.25 an hour and will work on a five-day work week schedule instead of the former five and a half days.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The 100th anniversary of Rock Island Schools and the National Education Assn. were noted at the annual city-wide Parent Teacher Assn. dinner last night in the Masonic Temple with 431 persons present. A surprise honor in the presentation of a life membership to Earl H. Hanson, superintendent of Rock Island Public Schools, was made by M.C. Bergwall.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Shoppers took advantage of good weather to attend the opening of the new Geifman grocery store at 18th Ave. and 29th St., Rock Island Sunday. The new $849,000 store was built on the site of the one that burned March 31, 1980.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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