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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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