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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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