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 ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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