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.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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