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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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