Day in history for March 27, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We hear much complaint of a hole on the Camden Road. Teams coming in with wheat and other things have a great deal of difficulty there. The board appropriated $500 to have the hole fixed, but it still has not been done.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Richard Mansill says he has not known as dry a March for the past 40 years.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Assistant Attorney General C.W. Trickett of Kansas will address a meeting at the Illinois Theater tonight. He will relate his experiences in fighting the saloons in his state.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The annual campagin for funds to aid Zionist immigrants to establish themselves in Palestine was opened in Rock Island last night with a banquet in the Odd Fellows Hall.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Connie Arndt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Arndt, Rock Island, puts homework ahead of TV and radio. Connie, a Rock Island High School junior, was one of many who participated in a poll on study habits at the school.

1983 -- 25 years ago
William A. Hewitt returned to the Deere And Co. Administrative Center auditorium Saturday, but he wasn't here to talk about tractors and combines. Hewitt, former chairman of Deere, now U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica, told the Quad Cities World Affairs Conference about his first impressions of Jamaica.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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