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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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