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 large and splendid new safe has been hauled out to Young Brothers store in Camden to replace the old one, which recently was robbed.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The salary of Mayor Blaning was raised to $1,000 by the Rock Island City Council.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring one of the most intensive cleanup campaigns ever conducted.
1939 -- 75 years ago: According to Forecaster Truman Shipman, April weather has been six and one-half degrees below normal with an all-time low for any April 12 established when the mercury slipped down to 22 degrees.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Board of Education discussed the planned addition to the high school until nearly midnight last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: April 13, 53 of the top spellers from Rock Island, Mercer, and Henry counties spelling bees came together at Augustana College to compete in the Ninth Annual Regional Spelling Bee.






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