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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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