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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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