Day in history for March 28, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The weather yesterday was warm, windy and unpleasant.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Steam was raised in the boiler of the new Cable Water Works this morning for the first time.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. G.A. Elliott of Austin, Ill., was extended a call to the pastorate of the Grace Lutheran Church.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The complete program for the local observance of the fifth annual banquet of Business Girls' Clubs of the YWCA was announced today by Miss Carla Holtermann, Rock Island YWCA secretary.

1957 -- 50 years ago
East Moline Jaycees will sponsor a ''Town Meeting'' April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the United Township High School Auditorium. Candidates for mayor will be given 10 minutes to briefly state their position on the various election issues and 10 minutes will be allowed for any rebuttals to the issues by other candidates.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Sherrard High School Chess Club was awarded the Class A state championship after passing undefeated through a two-day tournament in Roanoke. The five-man team will now advance to the national tournament in Philadelphia April 16-18. Winning players were Glenn Snow on first board, Dennis Snow on second board, Jack Carran on third board, Dan Birkestrand on fourth board and Mike Carran on fifth board.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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