Day in history for March 12, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A printer, who has small capital, can hear of a good situation for publishing weekly paper by addressing the publishers of this paper.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Considerable residence property on the hill is changing hands this spring at excellent prices.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Social Service Club went on record as favoring playgrounds in Rock Island, Moline and Davenport at a meeting at the Lend-a-Hand Club, Davenport.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island dumped Orion, 38-23, to take the district basketball championship before a crowd of about 2,500 persons in Moline Wharton Fieldhouse and will open in the Freeport sectional. Depue, winner in the Princeton district, will be Rock Island's opponent.

1958 -- 50 years ago
'Some things are going to be nip and tuck.' That's the way the windup of the construction of Moline's new senior high school was described to the board of education. The prospect of close timing in order to get the school ready for occupancy as scheduled at the opening of the fall term was presented by member Johnny Faust.

1983 -- 25 years ago
4 year old Shiloh O'Connor, rural Erie, won a new dirt bike in a Post cereal contest drawing. Shiloh's mother, Mrs. Dale O'Connor, mailed in an entry form from a box of Honeycomb cereal in January.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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