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Day in history for March 2, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island Plow Factory now is in active operation and is prepared to manufacture every variety of plow.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The long-awaited iron for the Milan Bridge arrived from Cleveland, Ohio this morning and is now being tested at the Rock Island Arsenal.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The average temperature for the month of February was 28 degrees, 3.6 degrees above the average for the past 35 years.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Watering of the main Rock Island lock, first completed unit in the $5,500,000 channel project in Rock Island, was completed by engineers last night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A free throw with 27 seconds left in the game by forward Lloyd Beese spelled victory for Augustana's Vikings last night, as the Blue and Gold swept to its fifth straight College Conference of Illinois victory, nipping Illinois Wesleyan University, 66-65.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island Mayor Jim Davis is featured in an article on black mayors in the March issue of Ebony magazine. The nationally circulated magazine focuses on eight black mayors in medium-sized Midwestern cities. Davis is quoted as saying that the chief challenge facing cities in the future is ''with unemployment and with trying to develop a city without federal dollars.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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