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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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