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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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