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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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