Day in history for March 29, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Two convicts sentenced to prison for larceny broke out of jail Wednesday night and are still at large. Since the above was in type, we have learned that the prisoners who escaped were retaken yesterday.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The furniture purchased by the county for the pest house in South Rock Island has been removed to the city hall because of a petition for an injunction against the use of the house.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The links of the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club will be opened informally tomorrow to its members.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Augustana College is leading the Men's Division of the Illinois College Debate League and can do no worse this year than tie for the top spot.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Margaret Jean Roberts, Davenport soprano, will sing before royalty Monday night. She has been invited to sing the title role in the opera ''La Tosca'' at the Monte Carlo Opera House in Monaco. In the audience will be Prince and Princess Ranier.

1982 -- 25 years ago
About 40 Moline students will head for the state math contest sponsored by the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics and hosted by Illinois State University in Normal on May 1. The Moline team captured first place team honors Saturday at a regional contest at Black Hawk College.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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