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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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