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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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