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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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