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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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