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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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