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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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