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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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