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: 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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