Day in history for March 19, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday was a disagreeable day, windy, snowy and squally. The ice in the river seems determined to remain until ''the sunny side of spring.''

1882 -- 125 years ago
Next week Edwin Booth will present ''Hamlet'' at the Harper Opera House.

1907 -- 100 years ago
It will occasion some surprise that violations of the game law continue at this season, but they do.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Streets made slippery by snow and ice resulted in 17 automobile accidents and injuries to 6 persons in Rock Island yesterday.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Officials of the Eagle Food Center, 2125 11th St., Rock Island, today claimed the large cast iron eagle stolen from in front of the store and recovered later by Davenport police. How the 250-pound ''bird'' was transported from the Rock Island store to the Sears Roebuck parking lot in Davenport, where it was found, is not known.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline officials said today they want to know more about Rock Island Fire Chief Don Leslie's proposal to jointly build and operate a new fire station. Leslie told the Rock Island council the city soon may have to close its 68-year-old station at 7th Ave. and 31st St. and suggested the city save money by jointly building and operating with Moline a new station near the border of the two cities.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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