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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