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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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