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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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