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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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