Day in history for March 13, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- Every true Mason in the city ought to be at the supper to be served at the Rock Island House. Tickets will be $1 for gentlemen And 50 cents for ladies.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- Alderman Mott, Major Connelly, Major Buford And J.H. Yore are some of the Democrats being mentioned in connection with the Rock Island mayoralty.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- A letter was received from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn., expressing a desire to cooperate with Augustana in its efforts to induce the Synod to permit intercollegiate athletics.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- Justin A. Washburn, county superintendent of schools, spoke over station WHBF on 'The Necessity of Increasing the Efficiency of the Schools to Prepare Students To Take Their Place in a Rapidly Changing World.' Washburn said the world has many new opportunities and many fields still to be explored.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- The Rock Island County Medical Society announced plans to establish a blood bank to serve the three hospitals in Rock Island and Moline. Details are being arranged by a committee of physicians.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- The 'Ugliest Bartender Contest,' a fundraiser for multiple sclerosis research, will begin March 17. Bar patrons can nominate their favorite bartender by donating 25 cents per vote at participating bars.
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