Day in history for February 24, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
An attempt was made Wednesday to enter the St. Charles saloon for the purpose, no doubt, of committing a burglary. Many complaints have been made of the inefficiency of our night police.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Harrisons gave one of their funniest performances yesterday at Harper's Theater.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Two switch engines were sent to the round house for repairs after a collision at 8 this morning at the foot of 17th Street.

1933 -- 75 years ago
A large number of parents of Rock Island High School students attended the annual spring open house program at the school last night and witnessed a program by the girls glee club under the direction of W.G. Rozenboom.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Seventeen-year-old Larry Bennett of Rock Island will make his concert debut when he will be violin soloist with the Clinton Symphony Orchestra. He will perform the Mendelssohn Violin concerto in E Minor. The Rock Island youth is one of the youngest members of the Tri-City Symphony and is a member of the second violin section for his second year.

1983 -- 25 years ago
An agreement with an international marketing communications firm will allow Warren Anderson Advertising, Davenport, to become the first Quad-Cities advertising agency to offer worldwide services.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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