Day in history for March 24, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The Catholic school under the management of Frank Quinlan is rapidly progressing. He has 113 pupils.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Milan street car jumped the track last evening and the passengers were forced to walk home.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The river season for packet boats opened today as the steamer Keokuk left the Kahlke Boat Yards for Burlington.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Preliminary plans to celebrate the 114th anniversary of the founding of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows were made last night at a meeting of Ucal Lodge of Rock Island.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Jerry J. Schadt, Route 1, Port Byron, escaped serious injury Saturday afternoon when the airplane he was flying flipped and landed upside down. Schadt was landing at Woods Airport near Barstow when the accident occurred. Damage is estimated at $500.

1983 -- 25 years ago
United Township High School's Soule Bowl renovation project has received the 1983 Engineering Achievement Award from the Consulting Engineers Council of Illinois. Beling Consultants, Moline, were engineers for the project. Another Beling project, an interruptable power study for the DeKalb Sanitary District wastewater treatment plant, also received a Consulting Engineers Council Engineering Achievement Award.

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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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