Day in history for March 22, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
William A. Nourse has sold out his interest in the mercantile business to Jacob Shaw.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The first log raft of the season arrived yesterday.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Fifteen students responded in the first call for the track team at the high school yesterday.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Arrangements were completed today for the opening of the second Quad-City Auto Show in Rock Island tomorrow. There will be 100 1932 models on display.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Gordon Greenley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth F. Greenley, 1712 23rd Ave., Rock Island, has been chosen co-captain of the University of Colorado swimming team at Boulder, Colo. Rated the top performer this season, he is a senior in electrical engineering and will graduate in June. He is a 1953 graduate of Rock Island High School.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A new rules interpretation by the Illinois Community College Board will mean $300,000 more in tuition for Black Hawk College, Dr. Richard Puffer, BHC chancellor, said this morning. The ICCB endorsed the change Friday, said James Howard, ICCB deputy executive director. The change allows BHC to add $2.50 to the current $23 charge per credit hour and a $4 auxiliary fee for a total charge of $29.50 per credit hour.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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