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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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