Day in history for March 24, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Messrs. Harper And Steel have received a supply of Colt's new pocket revolvers, which is a decided improvement upon the old patent, not so clumsy, better finished and upon a smaller scale.

1882 -- 125 years ago
All available standing room at Harper's Theater was occupied when Edwin Booth, the great tragedian, appeared in the role of Hamlet.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Manager Jack Tighe of the Rock Island Three-Eye baseball team arrived today from his home in Scranton, Pa., to begin the work of shaping his team for the season.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Night air passenger service from Moline to the Atlantic Coast and the Southwest, the first in the history of the Quad-Cities, will be inaugurated by United Air Lines April 1.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A baby boy, discovered on the floor of St. Mary's Catholic Church vestibule, is fast becoming the sweetheart of the nursing staff of Moline Public Hospital. Hale, hearty and 7 pounds, the baby is spoiled already by attentive nurses who rock him to sleep on their off time.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Larry McCaw, of Silvis, received an Illinois Heart Association Life-Saving Award. Mr. McCaw used the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge a piece of food from the throat of a customer at Nino's, East Moline, the day before Thanksgiving last year.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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