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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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