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 attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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