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: 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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