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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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