Day in history for March 31, 2007
- 1857 -- 150 years ago
- The Montauk came up from St. Louis Saturday, having left that port last Wednesday. She brought a large lot of passengers and freight. The captain reports the river rising and passed the lower rapids with but little difficulty.
- 1882 -- 125 years ago
- Tomorrow the slaughterhouse of J.H. Gilmore will close for the summer. Mr. Gilmore has packed over 7,000 hogs during the past season.
- 1907 -- 100 years ago
- The Rock Island High School basketball team closed the season by defeating Kewanee High School by a score of 50 to 35.
- 1932 -- 75 years ago
- March was the coldest on record since 1912 and the coldest month of last winter.
- 1957 -- 50 years ago
- More than 120 cars of self-propelled combines, worth more than $3 million, were loaded at the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline and shipped to the Pacific Northwest wheat country this week.
- 1982 -- 25 years ago
- Despite a recent rash of low temperatures and high winds, the signs of spring's arrival are unmistakable: robins are nesting and the Sunset Marina is bustling again. Marina officials have the facility in shape and boat owners are ready and waiting. This season marks the 25th year of the facility. Tomorrow is the third anniversary of its operation by the city of Rock Island.
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