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: 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.








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