Day in history for February 28, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We invite our readers to the perusal of Dr. Ayer's advertisements, which appear in the columns of this paper.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The carbon adjustor of the electric towers has asked for a raise in pay. Persons who have seen him scale the poles in all kinds of weather would hate to do the same work for less than the president's salary.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Prelimary steps have been taken to form a permanent organization of boat owners in Rock Island. H.W. Horse urged the construction of a public natatorium.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Henry C. Hinrichs resigned as superintendent of the street department and Clifford L. Hubbard was appointed city attorney to serve an unexpired term at last night's meeting of the Rock Island City Council.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Nine 12-minute meters are being enforced on a 24-hour basis near Rock Island's Federal Building, Traffic Lt. Carl Gravitt announced. Installation and enforcement of the meters is aimed at alleviating the parking problem for post office patrons and employes.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Black Hawk College officials are forming alumni associations at the Quad-Cities and Kewanee campuses to promote the school. 'We're trying to provide the same link among alumni at the community college level,' said Lynn Woller.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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