Day in history for February 25, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The Democrats of the 3rd Ward meet Saturday at the Union School on Public Square to nominate a straight party ticket for aldermen and supervisors.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Ice on the Mississippi River was almost entirely covered by water last evening. The ferry bell is likely to be a most welcome sound in the near future.

1908 -- 100 years ago
This evening will see the first open movement in Republican national politics in Rock Island when a meeting will be held in Turner Hall to form a Taft Club.

1933 -- 75 years ago
More than 700 persons attended the third in a series of organization and 'buy-at-home' campaign meetings sponsored by the Tri-City Federation of Labor last night.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Persons who use Black Hawk State Park in Rock Island this summer will have to pay for the privilege. A fee of 10 cents for each car and for each occupant over 12 years of age in the car will be charged. Or a $2 sticker may be purchased for year-round use of Black Hawk or other state parks in Illinois.

1983 -- 25 years ago
A pool of stagnating water and floating debris that mars the entrance to the city of Rock Island's baseball diamond complex along Andalusia Road should be covered up and landscaped by the end of the summer.

Back: Available days in February 2008



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








(More History)