Day in history for March 8, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Our citizens must cease importing articles and support Rock Island merchants.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Turners have selected Joseph Haas as president and John Ohlweiler as vice president.

1907 -- 100 years ago
While going down 18th Street with a load of paint last night, W.C. Hubbe's horse became frightened at a passing car and overturned the wagon, putting the paint and Hubbe in the ditch.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Primary balloting in Rock Island is light but normal for an off-year. The talley up to noon today was 960 votes cast.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Members of the WaWaTaSee Katsina Indian Dancers left at 6 this morning by bus for the American Camping Assn. convention in St. Louis, Mo. The dance team is composed of boys and girls from Bell Air Explorer Squadron of Trinity Episcopal Church, YMCA Camp Hauberg and Girl Scout Troop 12 of Alleman High School.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Mer-Roc Farm Service workers today faced a massive cleanup of 10,000 gallons of farm chemicals in the aftermath of a spectacular fire Sunday that sent 37 people to the hospital and forced about 40 people to leave their homes for several hours. Firefighters had to stand by and watch the flames consume the large farm supply warehouse on Illinois 17, east of Aledo.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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