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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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