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: 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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