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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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