Day in history for March 14, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- Roads just now are in a most miserable condition. Farmers can't bring much produce into town.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- The egg market is oversupplied in Rock Island and in no instance are farmers able to get more than 15 cents a dozen.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- Mrs. Mary Fay Hawes of Rock Island was re-elected supreme oracle of the Royal Neighbors of America at the state meeting in Peoria last night.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- Carl A. Hallgren, Rock Island, was elected president of the Servus Rubber Co. today by the board of directors, following the annual meeting of stockholders at the Fort Armstrong Hotel. Hallgren succeeds T.A. Maguire, who resigned last September. All other officers were re-elected.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- One of the youngest members of the Tri-City Symphony Orchestra is 17-year-old Jim Stutsman of Port Byron, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duard Stutsman and a senior at Riverdale High School. Jim, a member of the percussion section, will perform with the orchestra in concerts to be given at 8:30 tomorrow night and at 3 Sunday afternoon in the Davenport Masonic Auditorium.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- Mother's Attic, 809 15th St., Moline, is a craft And thrift shop whose proceeds will benefit the Opportunity Center, which provides vocational training for mentally retarded adults.
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