Day in history for March 26, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The Cairo Gazette says they have six inches of mud on the sidewalks in that city. It certainly is consoling to know there are people in the world worse off than those in Rock Island.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Sunday services at the Trinity Episcopal Church will be conducted by Bishop Burgess.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Chief Hastings of the fire department watched the fire drill at Rock Island High School and praised the students for their quick time in emptying the building.

1933 -- 75 years ago
A vigorous contest was under way on the floor of the county Republican Judicial convention at the Rock Island County Courthouse to determine the third candidate to receive endorsement for nomination for the bench in the 14th judicial circuit. The convention endorsed Judges Nels A. Larson of Moline and Leonard E. Telleen of Cambridge.

1958 -- 50 years ago
John Andrew Peterson, 64, of Rock Island, today observed his 40th year as an employee of the Rock Island Bridge And Iron Co. He was surprised with a cake topped with a bridge of sturdy I-beams.

1983 -- 25 years ago
U.S. Rep. Lane Evans, State Sen. Clarence Darrow, Moline Mayor Bob Anderson and members of the Moline American Legion attended the groundbreaking ceremonies at the site of the new Legion Park at South 60th Street, Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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