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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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