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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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