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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