Day in history for March 25, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The man who was shot at last Monday has left the city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The north span of the bridge over Rock River to Milan was completed this morning.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The exceedingly warm weather has driven the ducks northward, and there is very little hunting in this vicinity at the present time.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The mercury on the big thermometer in the baseball window of the Argus was pushed up to the $100,000 mark today as the Rock Island American Legion's campaign to provide jobs for the unemployed met with an unusually favorable spurt.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Alleman High School was informed that the school newspaper, AllemaNews, has been awarded an All-American rating by the National Scholastic Press Assn. The school paper won the award, highest in school journalism honors, in its class as a paper for a school of 701 to 1,000 pupils, printed commercially once a month.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Thousands of protesters, including a bus load of Quad-Citians, are expected to converge on the El Salvadoran Consulate in Chicago Saturday to display their opposition to U.S. involvement in Central America. The Quad-Cities Committees in Solidarity with El Salvador are chartering a bus to the Windy City for the protest.

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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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