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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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