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.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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