Day in history for March 22, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Quite a sensation was created Thursday by a woman performing feats at rolling ten-pins at the Rock Island House. She understood the game completely, and proved to be a match for the most experienced.

1883 -- 125 years ago
There has been quite a demand for Easter cards this week and the cards are decorated more elaborately than ever.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Lawrence Evart and Viola Dale will appear at the Illinois Theater tomorrow evening in 'We Are King.'

1933 -- 75 years ago
Deposits at the State Bank of Rock Island, which reopened yesterday, were nearly $86,000 in excess of withdrawals, it was announced this morning by President I.S. White.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Willie Fritz, Knoxville Rd., and Jackie Owens, both of Milan, were elected king and queen at the 4-H Sock Hop held last night in the Milan Grade School gymnasium. The event was sponsored by the Black Hawk Home Bureau.

1983 -- 25 years ago
A new system of distributing public aid checks and food stamps produced long lines, long delays and short tempers. The Illinois Department of Public Aid began distributing the checks and stamps at The Melin Agency, 1415 15th St., Moline, and First Currency Exchange, 1123 7th Ave., Rock Island, because of a rash of thefts from mail trucks and mailboxes.

Back: Available days in March 2008



Local events heading








  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


(More History)