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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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