Day in history for March 10, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The impression that the supper given at the Rock Island House was paid for out of the city treasury is wrong. The outgoing board of officers paid all expenses.

1883 -- 125 years ago
After services next Sunday, the Central Presbyterian Church will be closed to undergo extensive repairs.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. H.W. Reed, pastor of the First Baptist Church, spoke before a union meeting at the Memorial Christian Church on the prohibition issue.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Robert O. Barrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Barrett, Rock Island, who will be ordained to the Catholic priesthood tomorrow in Peoria, will celebrate his first Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Rock Island, on Sunday.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The first week of commercial shipping on the Mississippi River to the Quad-Cities is shaping up and promises to be a big one. Last night, the first towboat, the LaCrosse Socony, arrived with six barges of petroleum for the Bettendorf terminal.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Moline High School PTA has attained 100 percent teacher members for the first time ever. Only two Moline schools do not have 100 percent teacher membership. Total council membership is 4,760, 100 members fewer than last year despite the turmoil of school closings and declining enrollment.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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