Day in history for March 23, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The green, green grass, ever welcome in springtime, is already shooting forth, and will, ere long, cover the earth with a carpet of most brilliant hue.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Democrats of Rock Island held enthusiastic primary meetings in the 7 wards to nominate candidates for the election to be held April 2.

1908 -- 100 years ago
By the vote of Mayor H.C. Schaffer in deciding a tie vote of the council on the independent telephone relief ordinance, the ordinance was defeated, and the Union Electric Telephone and Telegraph Company was subjected to a final throttling to end its struggle for existence.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Appointment of Warren T. Hodgett, Moline, as Rock Island County game warden was announced today at Springfield.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Lt. Col. Dayton Cable, his wife, the former Lucille Olson, and two daughters, Charlee And Stephanie, will leave tomorrow morning for Tehran where Col. Cable will be adviser to the Iranian Army. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dayton A. Cable, 2141 18th St., and Mrs. Cable is a daughter of Mrs. Mary Olson, 2149 18th St., both of East Moline.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Moline High School took top place in the regional math contest for the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics held Saturday at Black Hawk College.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.

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