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: 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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