Day in history for March 14, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We are glad to hear that James G. Bolmer has returned to town again after spending the winter in the East.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Joseph Baker of Rock Island, secretary of the United States Jewelers Guild, left today for Des Moines to attend a meeting of the Iowa Association.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A company has been formed to investigate the zinc deposits in Rock Island County and near Andalusia.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Bill Brotman became a hero last night by heaving the ball through the netting from a few inches past the center of the floor enabling Rock Island cagers to gain a thrilling 26-24 win over East Moline in the district tournament.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The main reason women go to college is to get a man, Dr. Donald G. Wallace, dean of the graduate school of Drake University, Des Moines, told the student body of Marycrest College at today's convocation. He spoke on the subject, ''Why College?''

1982 -- 25 years ago
Jann Carl from Moline is no ordinary 21-year-old. A broadcast journalism senior at the University of Missouri, she also is the 1982 Maid of Cotton. As Maid of Cotton, Carl says her most important job is being a liaison for the National Cotton Council, informing leaders, businessmen and the public about the workings of the cotton industry.

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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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