Day in history for March 3, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The ice has gone out of the slough at Camden without doing any damage except to the plank road bridges.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A rope ferry is being placed across the Rock River for use while the new Milan bridge is being constructed. Permission for landings has not yet been obtained.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Johnny Wanner, Rock Island second baseman, has returned his signed contract to President Spencer, and will be back at his old post when the season opens.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Preliminary estimates of Rock Island District United States Engineers call for an expenditure of about $100,000 on levee and sea-wall construction on the north side of the Rock Island Arsenal Island.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Miss Hope Ryden, former Rock Island resident, won bathing beauty and fashion show contests on a Caribbean cruise aboard the S.S. Homeric. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E.E. Ryden, 3400 10th Ave., Rock Island.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Wrecking crews began tackling the brick buildings that formerly housed Deere And Co.'s flight operations and Elliott's Flying Service at the Quad-City Airport. Both operations have moved to new buildings on the airport's south side. The old buildings are being demolished to make room for the airport's new terminal.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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