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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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