Day in history for March 2, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- The dry house of Mr. Osborne in Moline, containing a large quantity of wagon material, caught fire and was speedily consumed. The loss is about $300, a small loss in itself, but a serious one to Mr. Osborne, This is not the first time he has suffered a fire.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- At the meeting of the Liquor Dealers Association yesterday afternoon, the secretary was instructed to appoint a committee which will watch the interest of the organization in the forthcoming city election.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island was purged of a gambling den after a spectacular raid yesterday afternoon made by Sheriff Kittilsen and several deputies.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- Police today were investigating the theft of a number of bottles of milk in the neighborhood of 42nd street and 4th avenue, Rock Island. For several mornings, the bottles have been removed from porches after being left there by dairymen.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- An entire wall of the East Moline water pumping station constructed in late 1955 was pushed out by the force of five feet of water that accumulated in the building as the result of a 12-inch main break.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- Local recyclers cashed in 13.6 million aluminum cans during 1982 at the recycling center operated by Skills Inc.
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