Day in history for March 25, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The concert for the benefit of the German Lutheran Church will be tonight at the Island City Hall.

1883 -- 125 years ago
James Z. Mott was nominated for the office of mayor on the Democratic ticket.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Students at Augustana College joined forces last night to honor Dr. E.F. Bartholomew, professor at the college for 20 years, on his 62nd birthday.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The signed contract of Albert 'Boots' Hollingsworth, whose southpaw pitching was an important factor in bringing Rock Island its first Mississippi Valley League pennant with Davenport, reached the office of Secretary C.A. Beers of the Rock Island ball club today.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The biggest single-unit farming operation in Western Illinois has ceased to exist. Final deeds that closed out the holdings of the Joseph Harrison estate in Henry County were filed last week. Involved in the largest land transaction in the history of Henry County were more than 4,200 acres of land that were transferred to new owners at a total price of approximately $1,333,000.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Local homebuilders, suppliers and remodelers are anticipating a better year because of high interest among potential buyers, lower mortgage rates and the national economic recovery.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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