Day in history for March 13, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Corvell's Beberine Mixture is on sale at the H.A. Porter Store. It purports to be a positive cure for ague, fever and bilious diseases.

1882 -- 125 years ago
There is a prospect that Oscar Wilde or Robert Ingersoll will be secured for a lecture in this city.

1907 -- 100 years ago
At a meeting of the board of directors of the Rock Island YMCA last night it was decided to add a new man to the staff to take charge of the boys' department.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Miss Helen Mack, former Rock Island girl, has been chosen by Fox Film Corp. as debutante star of 1932.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Eleven-year-old David Junchen, Sherrard fifth-grade pupil, easily stepped across four questions to reach the halfway point on the coast-to-coast CBS-TV quiz show for seven-to-seventeen-year-olds, Giant Step. The youth, questioned by emcee Bert Parks, cooly explained various aspects in the field of electronics.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A study on the possible side effects of weightlessness on an embryo incubated aboard a space shuttle has won a Rapids City student and his science teacher a trip to NASA. David DeBlaey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert DeBlaey, and Riverdale High School science teacher Linda Thomas will leave Sunday for NASA's installation in Huntsville, Ala.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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