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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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