Day in history for March 16, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
H.H. Belding of Keokuk, Iowa, will address the mechanics of Rock Island this evening at the brick schoolhouse near the court. His topic will be the advantages of mechanics' associations.

1882 -- 125 years ago
General Weaver delivered an address in Davenport last night on ``Greenbacks.'' His lecture attracted a number from Rock Island.

1907 -- 100 years ago
``The Old World and Its Ways'' is the subject of a lecture to be given by William Jennings Bryan at the Illinois Theater March 26.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Extensive entertainment features are being arranged for the second annual Quad-City Automobile Show to be held next week.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Indian Bluff Forest Preserve Golf Course opened this morning, with Bob Hungate of Rock Island and Lloyd Lawson of Moline the first to tee off. Because of rather cold weather this morning, play was light. Today's opening was one of the earliest on record for the public course.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The United Township High School Board Monday voted to buy $3,484 worth of videotaping equipment for the athletic department. The department will use the gear to tape sporting events. It exchanges the tapes with other Western Big 6 Conference schools, which are switching from film to videotape for this purpose.

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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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