Day in history for February 23, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
An attempt was made to enter the St. Charles Saloon, for the purpose of committing a robbery. An entrance to a back room was affected, but the thieves were unable to make further progress.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The work of repairing the outside of the Central Presbyterian Church, to begin soon, was let to John Volk and Company.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Rev. W.H. Blancke of Davenport addressed more than 150 persons at the Rock Island Y.M.C.A. yesterday afternoon on the subject of prohibition.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Dr. F.O. Hanson has been financial and alumni secretary at Augustana College since May 30, 1928. He announced he has accepted the call to become superintendent of the Swedish Hospital at Minneapolis, Minn.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island merchants today were warned to be on guard against the cashing of a certain series of currency exchange checks drawn on the Northside Currency Exchange, Chicago. Cheif of Detectives Earl Maynard said two of the checks were forged and cashed in Rock Island on Feb. 12.

1983 -- 25 years ago
It is only appropriate that a school named Washington should put on a play about George Washington on his birthday. The eighth-graders at Washington School did today. They presented a patriotic musical called 'Let George Do It'.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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