Day in history for March 15, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
There were fine exhibitions of sparring at Ben Smith's Hall over the St. Charles Saloon recently.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The 12th annual ball of St. Patrick's Society of Rock Island will be held in the Armory Hall March 17.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Surveyors of the Rock Island Railroad are again at work on their route trying to eliminate some of the curves to shorten the line.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Atty. Charles W. Hadley of Wheaton, candidate for the Republican nomination for attorney general, will be in Rock Island tomorrow to meet local Republican leaders in the interest of his candidacy.

1957 -- 50 years ago
More than $800 damage was caused by a plane breaking loose from its mooring at the Woods Airport, 2 miles east of Highways 2 and 92 on the Barstow Road, last night when winds ranging up to 55 m.p.h. sent the plane careening into another one owned by Paul Voerding, East Moline. The plane, owned by Carl Woods and R.M. Anderson, was extensively damaged along the fuselage and wings.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline's arson investigation team is looking for a person they believe may be mentally ill who is setting fires on the city's west side. They are also searching for someone who sets clothing fires at the Penney's store in SouthPark during shopping hours.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.

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