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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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