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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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