Day in history for March 21, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The residents in the neighborhood of C. Buford's block are aggravated and annoyed nightly by a pack of unruly boys who collect in the streets.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Argus reported that a scare was created in the First National Bank of Moline when employees found what they thought were a set of burglars tools. The tools proved to be the property of some plumbers.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Citizens' Non-Partisan Assn. has engaged a band for the remainder of the campaign.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island will have the privilege this season of seeing one of the largest and finest stern wheel inland waterway tow boats in the country. The new tow, Mark Twain, will give regular service to the local municipal barge terminal.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rex Millikin, 53, principal of Geneseo Senior High School since 1949, has been appointed superintendent of the Geneseo Community Unit School District effective Sept. 1. He will succeed James D. Darnall, who recently announced his retirement.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The two top officers of the Martin Luther King Center Advisory Board were re-elected at the center's recent annual board meeting. Virgil J. Mayberry and Elizabeth Colvin were re-elected as the board's president and vice president respectively.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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