Day in history for March 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The old building which was burned in Davenport was one of the buildings sold from old Fort Armstrong 16 years ago and moved off over the ice.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A force of men and teams was employed this morning in clearing snow from the street car tracks so as to enable cars to run later in the day.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Arthur Lundin, Islander pitcher, has indicated that he may now sign with the Rock Island club for another season.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Vernon (Farmer) Miller of Rock Island and Henry Rothier of East Moline, who won the light-heavyweight and lightweight championships, respectively, in the Golden Gloves tournament at Davenport two weeks ago, captured Midwest titles in their divisions last night in the finals of the Tournament of Champions in the Chicago stadium.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Burglars got no loot when they broke into the Ship's Wheel, a night club on Campbell's Island. Entry was gained by breaking a pane of glass in a door on the west side of the building.

1982 -- 25 years ago
First National Bank of Moline officials today blamed operating policy and procedure differences between bank directors and ex-President Richard A. Shultz for triggering his resignation and, possibly, the FBI probe under way at the bank.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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