Day in history for March 11, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The benefit for the Rock Island Sax Horn Band was not very well attended.

1883 -- 125 years ago
An attempt was made to blow open the safe at the Sears mill near Milan last night.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Kronoberg Military Band, the most celebrated musical organization in Sweden has been obtained for a program to be given at Augustana College March 25.

1933 -- 75 years ago
By crushing East Moline, 45-11, in the Moline Fieldhouse last night, Rock Island High School's basketball team stamped itself as a probable finalist tomorrow evening, along with Orion, in the district tournament.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The policy of arresting minors trying to enter Milan night clubs or taverns will 'continue indefinitely,' according to Marshal Wesley Greenwood. Following the arrest of 17 minors over the weekend on charges of frequenting a tavern, Greenwood said he intends to continue making arrests 'until they get disgusted and quit trying.'

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Rocky musicians in band, orchestra, and vocal solo and ensemble competition won 27 first places and 31 second places at the Illinois High School Association music contest held recently at Chillicothe. More than 1,500 entries competed in the daylong contest for students in Class 'A' schools.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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