Day in history for March 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A dead letter, addressed to Miss Margaret Haley, St. Louis, signed by Charley and containing $30 has been returned to the post office in this city. Charley or Miss Haley can obtain the letter by calling upon Postmaster Webber.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A cow was impounded by the police and is now awaiting its owner at the city shelter.

1907 -- 100 years ago
First baseman Albert Spanton was sold to the Burlington club of the Iowa League. Manager Jack Tighe will play first this season.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Maud Ballington Booth, known as the ''Little Mother of the Prisons,'' will lecture at Augustana College this evening on the condition of prisons and prisoners.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Negotiations were still under way today for the disposal of the four Hickey Brothers cigar stores in the Quad-Cities following the closing yesterday afternoon of the Moline store at 1531 5th Ave.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A $50,000 educational building at Niabi Zoo paid for by the Rock Island County Zoological Society is beginning to take shape and should be ready for use by the end of the summer. The Moline High School building trades class began work on the building last fall. The concrete work was finished before winter and now the students are constructing the walls and roof.

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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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