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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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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