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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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