Day in history for March 17, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Horace Mann will deliver a lecture in Moline next Thursday. He is widely known for the active interest he has had in education. As a lecturer, he is one of the foremost of our time.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Next week the work giving the Harper House one of the best fire escapes ever patented will begin and will require at least two weeks before completion.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island District of the Illinois Conference of the Lutheran Church will hold a mission meeting Sunday morning at which time the Rev. Nothstein will be installed as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Mayor Earl C. Dean of Rock Island plans to retire, at least temporarily, from municipal politics at the expiration of his term as the city's acting chief executive. He added that he does not intend to be a candidate for election to resume his term as alderman of the Second Ward.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Over two-thirds of the goal of $38,008 has been collected by the Moline Chapter, American Red Cross, George Crampton, drive chairman announced in a mid-campaign report today.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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