Day in history for March 27, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Board of Education election in Rock Island is set for April 7.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The interest in the coming city election is general and some spirited contests are expected in the various wards of the city.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The packet season was opened yesterday with the departure of the Columbia for Burlington, Iowa. The boat will now operate on the regular schedule.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Consolation and championship bouts in the district YMCA tournament will be tonight in the Rock Island association's gymnasium.

1957 -- 50 years ago
East Moline and Monmouth are among 33 Illinois cities with a population of 5,000 or more which reported no fatal traffic accidents for the second straight year during 1956, according to statistics compiled by the Illinois Division of Highways and announced by Gov. William G. Stratton in Springfield.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline's Arsenal Bridge overpass will open with a brief ceremony today. The segment being opened is a project coordinated between Moline and Army Corps of Engineers that extends the Arsenal Bridge southward and westward to bridge four sets of railroad tracks, giving emergency vehicles access to the industrial area along the Mississippi River. The overpass cost a total of $5 million.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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