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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